Do I Need A Financial Advisor As Well As A Divorce Lawyer?

Do I need a financial advisor as well as a divorce lawyer? Won’t I be paying twice as much money for two professionals to do the same amount of work?

By John J. Gilligan
March 11, 2015

John J. Gilligan, a family lawyer in Long Beach, answers:

Typically, one does not need both a lawyer and a financial advisor to get divorced, since the lawyer often has adequate expertise to provide financial advice to the client. However, if there is a complicated business or conglomerate of businesses that need to be divided during the divorce, a forensic accountant may be necessary to value the businesses and determine their cash flow.


John Gilligan is a founding partner at the family law firm offices of Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader & Davidson, LLP in Long Beach, CA. John has over 30 years of experience handling family law, probate litigation and estate planning matters. He can be reached directly at 562-431-2000 or thru email. View their firm online profile here.

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March 11, 2015

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