A Better Way To Divorce In Ohio

Collaborative Divorce

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

Chrissie A. Powers.
Chrissie A. Powers, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
Powers Forensic Accounting, LLC
421 West State Street, Suite 216
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.

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

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

Urbana University, BSBA, Accounting, 1998

Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals (COACDP)

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)

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
2021 The New Brain Science: How Understanding What Is Going On Under the Hood Can Deepen and Strengthen Your Collaborative Conflict Resolution Work Pauline H. Tesler, JD 6