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Collaborative Divorce

Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA

Chrissie A. Powers.

Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
Powers Forensic Accounting, LLC
150 East Mound Street, Suite 308
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-745-5192
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.powersforensic.com

As a Neutral Financial Professional, I work with the family and the collaborative team to reach a positive outcome for your family’s new normal. The team and family calmly and respectfully discuss your interests and common goals. The parties may express their financial concerns separately or in a joint meeting with me. I will work to balance and resolve the needs and wants, and financial realities of the parties. Depending on the families’ understanding of their finances, my role can vary significantly. I can prepare a marital balance sheet, assist with budgets, run support scenarios, trace separate property, etc.

I love teaching and assisting families in understanding their finances, both now and in the future. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

FIELDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:
I am able to provide the following collaborative divorce services:

  • Prepare the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth
  • Identify and trace separate property
  • Determine economic income for support purposes
  • Provide tax analysis of support and property settlements
  • Compile and analyze current and future budgets
  • Provide financial scenarios and options for peaceful resolution
  • Assist in client education of finances

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ohio, 2000
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), 2008
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2002
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), 2005

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Urbana University, BSBA, Accounting, 1998

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIP:
Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals (COACDP)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:
Central Ohio Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • President (2006-2010)
  • Vice President (2015-2017)
  • Treasurer (2002-2004)
  • Past President (2010-2015)
  • Board Member at Large (2004-2006)
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) – Central Ohio Network
  • Treasurer (2007-2012)
The Ohio Society of CPAs Women’s Initiative Committee
  • Columbus Committee Member (2011-present)
Westfall Soccer Club
  • Treasurer (2015-2017)

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Scuba diving, sailing, camping, fishing, volleyball and soccer.

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2009 Multidisciplinary Basic Interdisciplinary Training Collaborative Training Solutions (CTS) 13
2010 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Taking It To The Next Level Pauline H. Tesler, JD 13
2012 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Navigating Emotional Currents & Having Productive Difficult Conversations in Collaborative Divorce Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CTPI) 12
2013 Basic Mediation & Uniform Mediation Act Training The Supreme Court of Ohio 14
2019 Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals(CACP) 12
2019 Collaborative Divorce Professionals Symposium : Tackling the Tough Stuff Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten 12
2020 ADR: Specialized Family or Divorce Mediation Training The Supreme Court of Ohio 32.25