Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc.

Pittsburgh Area Appraiser of Art, Antiques, Furniture and Personal Property 

Separation & Divorce Appraisals

If you are going through a separation or divorce, you should consider having your and your partner's personal property (e.g., marital property or other joint property) appraised.  This information will be helpful to the attorneys, advisors, and the court in understanding the nature of the personal property and the value.

An appraisal report for separation and divorce purposes is for fair market value of your and your partner's items. Typically, this appraisal report is comprehensive in nature. Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. can draft a report for the vast majority of items, including art, antiques, furniture, and other general household items. However, please know that jewelry and coins are outside the scope of what can be appraised by Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc.

This report from Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. will include a written inventory with descriptions and photographs of these items. This report will be signed by Kurt Shaw, President of Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. and a certified International Fine Art Appraisers (IFAA) appraiser.

Here's what to expect:

On-site discovery phase: A visit to your home, business, or storage site with a physical inspection of the items by a certified appraiser

Off-site research and drafting: After the completion of the on-site discovery phase, the appraiser will research the items and draft the report.

Report production: The written, USPAP-compliant fair market value report will be produced. This report will include an inventory, description, and photographs of the items.

Regardless of the situation, Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. can meet your appraisal needs if you are going through a separation or divorce. 

International Fine Art Appraisers IFAA
American Alliance of Museums AAM
American Bar Association ABA

Kurt Shaw & Company, Inc. works with institutional clients (e.g., museums, banks, law firms, healthcare organizations, and non-profits), estates, and individual private clients providing comprehensive personal property appraisal services.