Category Archives: Value

In Re Marriage of Roeder v. Roeder

Absent special circumstances, the date of the granting of the divorce is the proper time for the determination of the value of the estate. A final division of the estate does not have to occur on the date of the judgment.

Year: 1981 | State: WI

Holbrook v. Holbrook

Assets are valued as of the date the divorce is granted orally by the court.

Year: 1981 | State: WI

Fuerst v. Fuerst

Appraisal need not be accompanied by an offer to purchase – an appraiser is not required to submit an offer.

Year: 1979 | State: WI

State v. Spraggin

Original retail cost and replacement value is relevant for determining market value.

Year: 1976 | State: WI

Estate of Ensz

Owner is competent to give opinion of value.

Year: 1974 | State: WI

Wahl v. Wahl

Value of property not affected by speculative possibilities of road being constructed.

Year: 1968 | State: WI

Wetzel v. Wetzel

Trial court erred in dividing stock in kind. Where there are sufficient assets, any form of joint control or ownership of assets by divorced people should be avoided. The elimination of the source of strife and friction is sought and the financial affairs of divorced parties separated as far as possible.

Year: 1967 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Franke v. Franke

Arbitration may constitute, but does not as a matter of law constitute, a special exception requiring property to be valued as of the date of the closing of the arbitration record instead of the date of divorce.

Year: 1961 | State: WI

MacCormack v. MacCormack

Trial court committed error by factoring hypothetical real estate commission into the value of home.

Year: 2015 | State: VT

Hansen v. Hansen

Life estate held by wife’s parents was properly considered in arriving at its value.

Year: 2009 | State: SD

Fonzi v. Fonzi

Valuation of cars by blue book affirmed as it is a recognized source.

Year: 1993 | State: PA

Matter of Marriage of Budge

Valuation of stock as reported to IRS as gifts is deemed valid for divorce purposes.

Year: 1997 | State: OR

Hess v. Riedel-Hess

NADA appraisal from web site is admissible as hearsay exception for “[m]arket quotations, tabulations, lists, directories or other published compilations, generally used and relied upon by the public or by person in particular occupations.”

Year: 2003 | State: OH

Greenwald v. Greenwald

Increase in value of assets of nearly $7 million during seven year separation is divided 50/50, as wife made significant post-separation contributions as primary caretaker of the parties’ child.

Year: 1991 | State: NY

Scavone v. Scavone

Where a NYSE seat appreciated considerably in value during the pendency of a divorce case, the court did not abuse its discretion in using the higher value as of the date of the hearing. The increase was due to “passive” factors, rather than to the efforts of either party.

Year: 1990 | State: NJ

In Matter of Rokowski

Trial court reversed by using Zillow to value real estate, since the court went outside the evidence and introduced its own evidence.

Year: 2015 | State: NH

Kosobud v. Kosobud

Valuation as of DOD rather than date of separation – 17 years earlier – affirmed where husband paid monthly support to wife throughout the separation.

Year: 2012 | State: ND