In a divorce, the parties involved must come to a decision on how they want mutual assets to be divided. One of the largest assets for many people is their home. The appraiser serves as a nonpartisan source and is impartial to both parties. The appraisal report provides an independent unbiased valuation of what the home is worth. If the parties want to sell the home, they have a better idea of what price to set. On the flipside, if a buyout is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they have gotten a fair assessment.