How Financial Advisors Can Help Prep For Divorce

How Financial Advisors Can Help Prep For Divorce

financial advisor magazineIn his most recent column for Financial Advisor Magazine, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell explains how financial advisors can help clients prepare for a divorce. 

“Not only can your financial advisor help provide you with your first realistic glimpse into what lies ahead for your financial future, but they can help establish a framework for what issues are likely to arise when it comes to separating your assets,” Mr. Cordell wrote.

Mr. Cordell also explained how it can be helpful to meet with a financial advisor even if you are unsure you want to go through with a divorce so you have a better grasp of the financial challenges you are likely to face during the process.

“This can be a particularly useful initial meeting since the financial advisor has a more personal relationship with their client that has likely developed over many years, whereas the divorce attorneys you meet with have little knowledge of your background,” Mr. Cordell said.

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About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.