Randolph Township, NJ asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey

Q: Can an appraiser use pictures of items if spouse refuses to meet appraiser in divorce?

Spouse has luxury watches. He provided me with pictures of them. He is refusing to meet with appraiser and bring watches. If appraiser uses pictures instead of actually inspecting watches, is that called hearsay?

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LaDonna M. Cousins
LaDonna M. Cousins
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Consider interviewing a couple appraisers to inquire and compare their rates. You may also consider filing a Motion with the Court asking the Court to compel your spouse to participate in the appraisal, to make a negative inference against your spouse if they refuse to participate, and to reimburse you the attorney's fees and costs for the Motion itself.

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