Meet Our Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Barbara Bell, AIF®, CDFA®, CDS


Barbara Bell is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) who has built a business around helping individuals and couples navigate the complex financial decisions involved in divorce. As a child of divorce, Barbara saw firsthand the impact a lack of knowledge and support can have. You may not know what you have. You may not know what you’re entitled to. You may not know what to ask. You need someone by your side to educate, support and guide you through the process so you can find a brighter new beginning.

A graduate of Drexel University, Barbara came to the financial services industry after a career in architecture. She worked in both residential and commercial design, before moving overseas to own and operate an interior design and custom furniture company. When Barbara returned to the U.S., she decided to turn the experience running the financial side of her business into an opportunity to help others navigate the complex but vital world of finance. She became a financial advisor, and in addition to her CDFA, she holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) certification at Cannon Advisors, where she specializes in financial planning, wealth management, retirement and cash-flow planning.

Now, as the founder and CEO of Bell Divorce Advisors, Barbara uses her financial education to empower women and men in the midst of divorce. She is trained and experienced in analyzing the personal, business and tax issues inherent in the divorce process. And she provides education, support and guidance to help her clients find their way to an equitable settlement and a brighter new beginning.