When a client does not have the budget to hire an expert, the only option is to do the best you can without one. Fortunately, finding values for property is now much easier thanks to the Internet.
Today there are reliable publications and websites that can assist the client and attorney in proving the value of the most common types of property subject to division in a divorce. There also are some limits on obtaining accurate valuation of marital property through the “do-it-yourself” route, however. For those assets whose values cannot easily be determined with resources readily at hand, the assistance of an expert is essential.