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.