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620 East Broad Street – Suite J

Columbus OH 43215

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Chrissie A. Powers

Financial Professional


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.

Collaborative Practice and Related Skills Training:

  • Year, Training Type, Instructor, Hours
  • 2009, Multidisciplinary Basic Interdisciplinary Training, Collaborative Training Solutions (CTS), 13 hours
  • 2010, Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Taking It To The Next Level, Pauline H. Tesler, JD, 13 hours
  • 2012, Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Navigating Emotional Currents & Having Productive Difficult Conversations in Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CTPI), 12 hours
  • 2013, Basic Mediation & Uniform Mediation Act Training, The Supreme Court of Ohio, 14 hours
  • 2019, Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training, Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals (CACP), 12 hours
  • 2019, Collaborative Divorce Professionals Symposium : Tackling the Tough Stuff, Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten, 12 hours
  • 2020, ADR: Specialized Family or Divorce Mediation Training, The Supreme Court of Ohio, 32.25 hours
  • 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 hours
  • 2022, Collaborative Introductory Learning Program, My Collaborative Team, 9 hours
  • 2022, ADR: Avoiding Mediation Pitfalls, The Supreme Court of Ohio, 3 hours
  • 2023, ADR: Mediating High Conflict Disputes, The Supreme Court of Ohio, 3 hours