Having advisors is very important. I have never to this day done my tax return. My accountants have always done it for me. Don't think that I ignore what the do though! I spent many hours doing research and whenever I see something I'm not sure about I ask them for their opinion. You can often save yourself tons of money by simply keeping up to date with the new laws and discussing them with your accountant or lawyer. Obviously you must make sure that your advisors are trustworthy and honest!