Expert Appraisals For Divorce

Ensuring Fair Property Division

About Cascade Real Property Appraisal

Accurate, reliable, and defensible real estate appraisals are crucial in divorce proceedings. With over a decade of experience, we specialize in helping clients secure fair outcomes during divorce. We understand the complexities involved and ensure the best possible experience for our clients. 

Our mission is to deliver accurate, reliable, and defensible appraisals tailored to the needs of our clients. Unlike most appraisers who handle divorce appraisals only on occasion, we specialize in this field, bringing extensive expertise to every appraisal. 

We understand the sensitive nature of divorce and prioritize confidentiality, ensuring all client information is handled with the utmost discretion and privacy.

Meet Joe Orchard, Chief Appraiser

As the Chief Appraiser at Cascade Real Property Appraisal, with over a decade of experience in the field, I specialize in providing defensible divorce appraisals that withstand scrutiny in court, ensuring my clients get their fair share in property division. Countless attorneys have relied on my services over the years for accurate and defensible property values.

Why Choose Cascade Real Property Appraisal?

When you choose Cascade Real Property Appraisal, you benefit from:

   – Expertise in Divorce Appraisals: Specializing in divorce appraisals for the past 10 years ensures accurate and reliable valuations.

   – Quick Turnaround Times: Understanding the urgency in legal matters, with timely appraisals that are clear and easy to understand.

   – Detailed, Accurate, Defensible Reports: Committed to thorough and accurate reports that withstand scrutiny in court.

   – Personalized Service: Offering tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each client with a focus on clear communication.

   – Knowledge of and Compliance with Legal Guidelines: Ensuring appraisals comply with relevant guidelines to reduce liability risks.

   – Litigation Work and Court Testimony: Experience in providing expert testimony and litigation support in court.

By choosing Cascade Real Property Appraisal, you ensure that your divorce appraisal needs are met with the highest levels of professionalism and accuracy.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive range of appraisal services tailored to meet the specific needs of divorce attorneys and their clients:

   – Divorce Appraisals: Accurate valuation of real estate assets for equitable property division during divorce proceedings.

   – Date of Separation Appraisals: Determining property values as of the date of separation, crucial in many divorce cases.

   – Marital Home Buyout Appraisals: Providing fair market value where one spouse is buying out the other’s interest in their home.

   – Investment Property Appraisals: Valuation of rentals, vacation homes, or other RE investments owned by the divorcing couple.

   – Expert Witness Testimony: Providing expert testimony in court to support and explain appraisal findings.

   – Mediation and Arbitration Support: Offering neutral, third-party valuations to assist in alternative dispute resolution processes.

No matter your specific needs, Cascade Real Property Appraisal provides the expertise and professionalism required for accurate, reliable, and defensible property valuations.


Q: What areas do you serve? A: We serve the greater Portland, OR, northern Oregon coast, and Vancouver, WA real estate markets.

Q: How long does an appraisal take? A: The turnaround time for an appraisal can vary, but we strive to provide timely appraisals to meet urgent legal needs.

Q: Do you provide expert testimony in court? A: Yes, I have experience in providing expert testimony and litigation support in court.

Q: What information do you need from me to start the appraisal process? A: Typically, we need property details, the purpose of the appraisal, and any specific instructions or requirements from your attorney.

Q: How much does an appraisal cost? A: The cost of an appraisal varies based on the complexity and specific requirements of the job; however, our fees are competitive for the industry. Please contact me for a detailed quote.

Q: How do you handle complex situations like disputed property values? A: I have extensive experience in dealing with complex divorce scenarios. My approach involves thorough research, detailed documentation, advanced valuation techniques and I provide clear, well-supported explanations for my conclusions. My goal is to deliver comprehensive, defensible appraisals that can withstand scrutiny in court and help resolve disputes fairly.

Q: What sets you apart from other appraisers? A: Unlike most appraisers who handle divorce appraisals occasionally, I specialize in divorce appraisals. This specialization, combined with my extensive knowledge of legal guidelines, allows me to provide more accurate, defensible valuations tailored to your divorce needs. My expertise significantly maximizes the likelihood of a fair outcome in your case.

Contact Us

Serving the greater Portland, OR, northern Oregon coast, and Vancouver, WA real estate markets, I’m here to help with your appraisal needs. For a free quote or if you have questions, please call me at (503) 643-1075 or email

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