SplitSmart helps protect families and individual from preventable conflict and expense. When assets and or children are involved, keep it simple by getting organized and being respectful of one another. Focus on the future, not the past.
Features and Benefits
The discovery process starts with mandatory financial disclosures being shared between the couple and can extend through sharing exhibit books before a hearing if it goes that direction. SplitSmart simplifies the entire process by wrapping a common a common repository with capabilities and workflows to ensure transparency and authenticity between the parties. By tracking, auditing and reporting on discovery items, SplitSmart instills accountability into the process and limits traditional gamesmanship.
Parenting Plans - Keeps Kids Out of the Middle
SplitSmart has a unique approach for families to create the best parenting plan specifically for their family. The key? Remove the financial incentives of counting overnights. In SplitSmart, each parent can accept, reject or make their own proposal on each individual item in the parenting plan. Items include: 4 decision-making areas, 4 schedules and a dozen other items (you can add more) that should be in each parenting plan. Parents can work through much of the process on their own and when they need help from others, each parent’s position on each item is listed side by side ready for productive professional help to get them to agreement.
Focus on the Future
Divorce should be a time for a positive life transition, moving onto life’s next chapter filled with hope and promise. There are many keys to having a good divorce. Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you is a great place to start. Being respectful, fair, compassionate and forgiving will quickly lead you to happier times. Being the opposite may bankrupt you, emotionally and financially, for years, if not decades to come. It takes two for a divorce to be successful. SplitSmart is here to help you both stay on task to reach an equitable resolution so you both can find joy in a better, more harmonious future.
The intake process identifies incomes, assets and liabilities and creates a file folder system for each in the common repository. Each uploads and shares the documents with one another and the data is organized into: sworn financial statements, marital worksheets, and side by side comparisons of incomes and expenses. The data is transparent and organized for productive and efficient settlement/mediation meetings and/or judicial efficiency.
Inequitable outcomes are more than legend and lore, they are all too common in divorce and often precipitated by discovery gamesmanship, a lack of transparency and abusing children in the process. SplitSmart’s goals are to eliminate the games, ensure transparency and take kids out of the middle. We believe our approach provides all involved with a more complete and objective view that will result in more equitable outcomes and less ongoing conflict.
Child Shares - Alternative Approach
Everyone wants to support their child to the best of their financial ability, but no one wants to support the lifestyle of their ex-through child support. SplitSmart’s alternative approach of sharing child related expenses and accounting for direct contributions to child specific accounts (529, first car, allowance), puts the couple’s focus on the child’s wellbeing where it should be. By removing the financial incentives tied to overnights, couples avoid most custody battles and typical conflict. Disclaimer: Most courts are fully supportive of when parents can reach an agreement on child support without the court’s involvement. However, since our approach is new, if child support is litigated, courts will likely default to that state’s child support guidelines for determining child support awards.
Divorce can be a highly adversarial arena where good and decent people can easily get tripped up by emotions, motivations of money, control and hatred, personality disorders (narcissist, sociopath, borderline) and the bad advice of others. SplitSmart’s chore is to keep everyone on the straight and narrow path towards reaching an equitable resolution. We solve the discovery process and help protect kids from being in the middle of their parent’s conflict. SplitSmart’s process helps expose bad actors and minimizes the negative impacts of their behaviors.
Each party has his or her discovery/disclosure obligations to the other, the process and, if it goes that far, to the courts. For most, it is simply knowing a check list of documents to be shared, collecting, organizing and sharing those documents. But when there is a lack of organization or gamesmanship starts, tracking and managing all these documents becomes prohibitively expensive. Our discovery dashboards show how many documents have been shared, are outstanding or in-dispute. This simple dashboard helps most avoid the typical gamesmanship of discovery.
Automated Valuation Model
Banks use lender grade AVMs to originate home equity loans every day because they are inexpensive and reliable.
Save 10%-30% by competitively bidding your appraisal!
SplitSmart is critical for providing peace of mind and sanity amidst any type of divorce, whether DIY, mediated, collaborative or contested, amicable to high conflict. A settlement-promoting platform for parties, attorneys and mediators alike.
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e-CPV & Commercial Appraisals
Estimates and Objective MAI Appraisals
Derived from publicly available data, market comps and data verified by independent research analysts.
Details the subject property, market summaries, peer properties, leasing analytics & comps and sale comps.
Properties similar in type, use and size with detail on each property. Comp list refined as necessary.
Executive summary of subject property and market conditions.
e-CPV - $395 per property
e-CPVs are an excellent starting point and, if accepted by both parties, will save you thousands on each property.
e-CPVs = Settlement Values
If e-CPVs are accepted as a settlement value, the expense of additional appraisals can be avoided.
Competitively Bid Appraisals
Multiple MAI appraisers local to the property bid to earn your business saving most 10%-30% on each appraisal.
Commercial property appraisals can be complex and require the sophistication and expertise of a MAI appraiser.
Independent experts without prior relationships minimizes the need and expense of competing appraisals.
Save Time & Money!!
e-CPVs are available in two business days, appraisals, when needed, are 10%-30% less, and single objective appraisals save litigants enormous amounts of money!!
A Word to the Wise
The expense of litigating the value of an asset can easily exceed the benefit of winning. There are two keys to keeping expenses low are: be reasonable, and, use objective data/experts. e-CPVs are a realistic value that should satisfy most reasonable parties and thereby avoid the expense of an appraisal. When appraisals are needed, agree in advance to use the value determined by a single, objective MAI appraiser hired through SplitSmart. Individually hiring competing MAI experts will exponentially increase the cost of litigation.
Banks rely on AVMs to originate home equity loans. They don't use Zillow.
Reliable & Objective
Advanced analytics, predictive technology and the latest market and publicly available data combine to give reliable and objective values with a confidence score.
Immediate & Inexpensive
Immediately downloadable for $79 per property. (AVMs are not available for all residential properties.)
Certified residential appraisers ensure high quality and professional appraisals with a quick turnaround.
Competitively Bid Appraisals
You save 10%-30% by multiple CRAs local to your property bidding to earn your appraisal business.
Save Time & Money!
We do it all except schedule and meet the appraiser for the on-site inspection for only $49 per property.
The expense of asset value litigation can easily exceed the value difference each party believes a property is worth. If in a property division situation, one key to keeping your expenses low is to be reasonable. If an AVM is available, simply agree to use that value or adjust it 10% up or down to satisfy concerns the other may have. All too often, divorcing couples default to each ordering their own appraisal using their own experts. This is a huge waste of money. Instead, agree to use SplitSmart for a single, objective appraisal conducted by a CRA. Using an objective expert is another key to keeping expenses divorce expenses low.