Property Valuation Date Upon Divorce

The Valuation Date represents the point in time when the marital property is being Appraised (Valued). This is very important because a property value can vary depending on the date used for valuation.

Keep in mind the laws for each state vary regarding the Valuation Date.

STATE

VALUATION DATE

Alabama:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Alaska:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Arizona:

Date of Petition for Dissolution - preferred. If there is no Dissolution Date use todays date.

Arkansas:

Date of Divorce - preferred. If not Divorced use todays date.

California:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Colorado:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Connecticut:

Date of Dissolution - preferred. If there is no Dissolution Date use todays date.

Dist of Columbia:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Petition for Divorce Date or todays date.

Delaware:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Florida:

Date of Petition for Dissolution. If there is no Petition for Dissolution Date use todays date.

Georgia:

Date of Final Judgement and Decree of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Hawaii:

Date of Final Separation in Contemplation of Divorce.

Idaho:

Date of Divorce - preferred. If not Divorced use todays date.

Illinois:

Date of Dissolution - preferred. If there is no Dissolution Date use todays date.

Indiana:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Petition for Dissolution Date or todays date.

Iowa:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Kansas:

Date of Filing of the Divorce Petition. If there is no Petition Date use todays date.

Kentucky:

Date of Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. If not Divorced use todays date.

Louisiana:

Date of Final Judgement of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Maine:

Date of Judgement of Divorce. If not Divorced use Complaint Date or todays date.

Maryland:

Date of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Massachusetts:

Date of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Michigan:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Complaint for Divorce Date or todays date.

Minnesota:

Date of Dissolution - preferred. If there is no Dissolution Date use todays date.

Mississippi:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Complaint for Divorce Date or todays date.

Missouri:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Montana:

Date of Dissolution - preferred. If there is no Dissolution Date use todays date.

Nebraska:

Date of Dissolution - preferred. If there is no Dissolution Date use todays date.

Nevada:

Date of Decree of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

New Hampshire:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Petition for Divorce Date or todays date.

New Jersey:

Date of Complaint. If there is no Complaint Date use todays date.

New Mexico:

Date of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

New York:

Date of Commencement of Divorce Action. If there is no Commencement Date use todays date.

North Carolina:

Date of Separation.

North Dakota:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Ohio:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Complaint for Divorce Date or Petition for Dissolution Date.

Oklahoma:

Date is Discretionary. Suggest using Petition for Diivorce Date or todays date.

Oregon:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Pennsylvania:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Rhode Island:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

South Carolina:

Date of Filing Complaint for Divorce.

South Dakota:

Date of Decree of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Tennessee:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Texas:

Date of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Utah:

Date of Divorce Decree. If not Divorced use todays date.

Vermont:

As close as possible to the date of trial. If there is no trial date use todays date.

Virginia:

As close as possible to the Date of Evidentiary Hearing. If there is no hearing date use todays date.

Washington:

Date of Dissolution of Marriage. If not Divorced use todays date.

West Virginia:

Date of Filing Complaint for Divorce. If there is no Complaint Date use todays date.

Wisconsin:

Date of Divorce. If not Divorced use todays date.

Wyoming:

Date of Complaint for Divorce.


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