Melissa Rister

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Melissa Rister works at Peskind Law Firm as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She works with our attorneys and clients in addressing all the financial aspects of their divorce. Melissa has been a certified public accountant since 1992 and has extensive experience in the analysis of financial information.

Serving as a financial coach assisting in the preparation of the client’s financial affidavit, Melissa helps identify marital and non-marital property and explains methods of valuation for all assets. She can also help clients in the calculation of their financial needs and establishing budgets for future financial success.

Melissa serves clients and attorneys as a financial/tax consultant to identify the tax implications of settlement proposals to evaluate their fairness, finding hidden or unrecognized assets, estimating the value of pension accounts and reviewing marital spending habits to establish a standard of living related to support and maintenance concerns. Read her article with tax tips during divorce by clicking here.

Melissa has a passion to support clients throughout the divorce process and help them develop confidence in their financial future.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Akron


  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis