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Michael Bean, CPA, CDFA, is a financial professional in the Atlanta area who specializes in evaluating and advising on the tax and financial aspects of divorce. His firm answers the questions surrounding your main concern "Am I gong to be ok financially post 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 and focusing on the client’s best interests. He is committed to helping each client understand the more complex tax and financial implications of his or her specific case and provide thoughtful, objective answers to the financial questions an individual must ask when filing for divorce.
As both Certified Public Accountant and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, he 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, valuation and division of assets, assists in child support and alimony agreements as well as provides forward looking income, expense and net worth projections.
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. In addition Mike is collaboratively trained from the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia since 2008, was on the National Board of Directors for the Association of Divorce Financial Planners and is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.
Mike founded Divorce Sense, LLC more than a decade ago as a result of his personal divorce. Divorce Sense has been recognized four consecutive years starting in 2018 as part of the Business Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Mike has received numerous awards for his commitment to his clients and service to Atlanta’s business community, recognized the last three consecutive years by Atlanta Magazine as ‘Best in Class for Customer Service.’ During his 25 years as an Atlanta resident, he has developed strong ties to both his clients and the community, founding and serving as President of The Georgia Tuition Assistance Program, a 501(c)(3) organization that awards scholarships to underprivileged children.
While Mike specializes in Divorce Planning, his professional expertise extends to accounting, auditing, tax, comprehensive financial planning and estate planning. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked at KPMG and The Home Depot. Mike also is the founding partner of Infinity Financial Partners (a comprehensive financial planning practice) and Infinity Tax Partners. He is an active member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Advisors as well as the Georgia Society of CPAs. Mike is also a graduate of the Leadership Dekalb class of 2011.