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Family Law

A Family Law valuation is relevant in the event of divorce or separation of a married or de facto couple, where the Family Law Act outlines specific processes for the valuation and distribution of assets. To correctly gauge the value of these tangible assets, often a professional valuation is required. Family law settlements can be difficult for all parties involved, particularly if there are disputes and they cannot agree on the values of property and assets. When one or both parties engage an independent valuer, it can help provide objectivity and clarity.

A Family Law valuer can work with one or both parties to provide a fair and accurate assessment of joint assets in line with the requirements of the Family Law Act. Our valuations conform to court rules as well as Australian and International valuation standards. Most of our valuers have court experience and are often engaged in adversarial expert witness matters.

What methods do we use to determine value?

Our valuers are versed in a range of valuations definitions and methodologies in accordance with international standards including market value, fair value, forced and orderly liquidation value, reinstatement / replacement value, going concern. When you engage an Aon valuer you can be assured you are getting an expert in court rules who is has experience as a court expert witness. We value your privacy and you can be assured that your valuer will work with you in a professional and sensitive manner to provide a valuation report that meets court requirements.

Why Aon


 

Accredited valuation experts: We have a global and local team of certified practising valuers.

 

We value just about anything! We can value a complete range of tangible assets including fine art, land, buildings, equipment and machinery and much more!

 

Pay monthly: You can pay in monthly instalments, helping you retain the funds you need for your business operating costs.

Accounting standards & compliance
To meet Australian and International Accounting Standards (including IFRS and US GAAP requirements) in the assessment of market value when businesses are acquired, ongoing impairment testing, and regular revaluations to fair value.

Mergers and acquisitions
Knowing the value of your assets can provide you with an advantage during negotiations for mergers, acquisitions and disposals, and maximise ongoing benefits from the correct allocation of value between tangible assets and goodwill both from a balance sheet and taxation position

Insurance
The whole purpose of insurance cover is to put you back in the position you were in before the loss. An accurate declaration of asset value by an independent valuer will guarantee full protection of those assets in the event of a loss.

We value just about anything

Land and buildings

All types of land, buildings and site improvements including specialised and restricted use assets.

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Antiques and fine art
Find the value of your private and commercial collections, ranging from artwork and books to stamps and coins and other collectables.

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Plant, machinery and content
We can value all classes of machinery, equipment and contents, including stock and work in progress.

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Infrastructure and specialised assets
We have valued every type of specialised infrastructure including airports, shipping ports, railways and freeways.

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Heritage buildings
Accurately reporting the value of buildings with cultural, historic or architectural significance.

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Stock and inventory
We can value the entire warehouse property together with the existing stock and inventory.

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Pubs and clubs
All types of licensed venues including pubs, bars and nightclubs.

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Why Aon


 

Accredited valuation experts 
We have a global and local team of certified practising valuers.

 

We value just about anything! 
We can value a complete range of tangible assets including fine art, land, buildings, equipment and machinery and much more!

 

Remote valuations
We can perform remove building and equipment valuations from the desktop via advanced aerial imagery or using our virtual survey technology.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
Can you do a valuation remotely / virtually?
Yes! Both Building and Equipment Valuations from the desktop are standard industry practice. We are able to do this with access to advanced aerial imagery or using our virtual survey technology.
How much does a valuation cost?
The cost of a valuation depends on the type, location, quantum of the asset, along with the purpose of the valuation. However, to help provide more cost-effective solutions, Aon has developed a tablet-based data capture system which makes the process quick and smooth. Contact us for a no-obligation quote.
Do you provide Expert Witness reports?
Yes. We have expert valuers with up to 40 years of experience as expert witnesses, across numerous jurisdictions. Whether it’s family law or other litigation, we can act as single expert or adversarial expert. At Aon, we understand the law and are fully versed in court rules.
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Are you accredited?
Yes! All of our valuers maintain active membership and accreditation with national and international professional bodies including the Australian Property Institution (API), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and, as a matter of fact, we are the first plant and machinery valuation firm in Australasia to be accredited under the Property Institute of New Zealand for quality assurance. This is the only accreditation scheme in the world specifically designed for tangible asset valuers. In addition, we are one of just eight valuers on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) valuation panel and sit on various state revenue panels.

What definitions of value do you use?
Our valuers are versed in a range of valuations definitions and methodologies in accordance with international standards including market value, fair value, forced and orderly liquidation value, reinstatement / replacement value, going concern.

What regions do you cover?
Aon’s Asia-Pacific team of valuers cover anywhere in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Region, and have access to an international team we can call on for anywhere else in the world.

How long will a valuation take?
While this depends mainly on the type of asset, at Aon, we’ve developed our own tablet-based data capture system to provide speedier and more cost-effective solutions.

What type of assets do you value?
You name it, we value it!  We cover the complete range of tangible assets including but not limited to:

 

  • Aircraft
  • Antiques & Fine Art    
  • Collections    
  • Cultural and heritage assets
  • Fleet 
  • Hotels 
  • Infrastructure
  • Land
  • Marine vessels    
  • Mobile plant assets   
  • Plant, equipment and machinery    
  • Power stations
  • Quarries    
  • Refineries    
  • Sawmills    
  • Service stations
  • Specialised Buildings    
  • Stock and materials    
  • Strata     


What industries do you cover?
From artwork to zoos - Aon has in-depth expertise across a very wide range of industries including but not limited to:

 

  • Aged Care
  • Agribusiness    
  • Automotive    
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Financial Institutions    
  • Chemicals    
  • Construction    
  • Education
  • Energy & Natural Resources    
  • Entertainment and Leisure    
  • Family Law & Litigation    
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government    
  • Healthcare    
  • Engineering    
  • Heritage & Museums
  • Hospitality    
  • Insurance    
  • IT & Telecommunications    
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Communications    
  • Mining    
  • Not for Profit    
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services    
  • Racing & Sporting    
  • Real Estate & Housing    
  • Religious Services
  • Retail and Wholesale    
  • Rural    
  • Transport    
  • Utilities & Power
  
What is a valuation?
A valuation is when a qualified valuer assesses certain aspects of a tangible asset to determine its market value. Understanding the value of your tangible assets is an important aspect of ensuring you are maximising their returns. An independent valuation is essential for many aspects of business including tax and accounting reporting, court cases or litigation, transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and disposals, insurance purposes, as well as corporate governance practices.

An independent valuation by an accredited valuer will provide you with the peace of mind that you have the accurate market value of your tangible assets for any purpose required.
   

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