Michael Bean, CPA, CDFA, is a financial professional in the Atlanta area who specializes in evaluating and advising clients on the tax and financial aspects of divorce. With a first-hand understanding of how highly emotional the divorce process can be, Mike is dedicated to lightening the burden of each client by thoroughly dissecting the financial elements of the client’s divorce, with a keen focus on what is in his or her best interests. He is committed to helping his clients understand the more complex tax and financial implications of his or her particular case and provide thoughtful, objective solutions to the financial questions an individual must ask when filing for divorce.
As both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Mike is uniquely equipped to recognize frequently overlooked financial hurdles and inequities in the settlement process, from the unforeseen tax ramifications of losing, dividing, or gaining certain assets to the unveiling of hidden assets. Based on his analysis, Mike advises clients on which assets to fight for and the valuation and division of those assets. He also assists in child support and alimony proposals and provides forward-looking income, expense and net worth projections.
Education & Involvement
Mike received his undergraduate degree in Accountancy from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and completed his graduate work in Financial Planning from Duke University. He is collaboratively trained by the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia.
Mike is former Vice President and Board Member for the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP), and is an active member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Advisors (IDFA), two of the most nationally recognized and respected professional organizations in the Divorce Planning industry.
Mike has been highlighted numerous times for his commitment to his clients and service to Atlanta’s business community, having been featured in Divorce.com magazine and recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Management ‘Best in Class for Customer Service’ for three successive years. During his 25 years as an Atlanta resident, he has developed strong ties to both his clients and the community, founding and running The Georgia Tuition Assistance Program, a 501(c)(3) organization that awards scholarships to children of single parent households due to death or divorce.