Elaine Buck

Elaine Buck

Elaine Buck
Buck & Fish Ltd.
3380 Tremont Road, Suite 110
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 614-538-2901
Fax: 614-538-2905
Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law
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http://www.centralohioattorneys.com

Elaine S. Buck is a partner in the firm of Buck & Fish Ltd. and is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a family relations law specialist. She is trained in collaborative practice, mediation and co-resolution. Elaine also provides representation in adoption/surrogacy and probate.

Elaine served on the Ohio Supreme Court's Sub-committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution: Collaborative Law that drafted the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act and she actively supported its passage by providing testimony and other assistance for its enactment.

Elaine meets the standards for collaborative practice trainers of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has served as a co-trainer since 2015 for the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals' introductory interdisciplinary collaborative practice training, a two-day training held annually. She has presented to the Ohio House Judiciary Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, Capital University Law School and the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys.

Elaine is a graduate of Brown University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is a fellow of the Ohio State Bar Association Foundation and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has been awarded the designation of "Super Attorney" and is listed on the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Elaine is president of the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals. She is a life member of First Community Church and has served as chairwoman of the Board of Northwest Counseling Services, chairwoman of the Brown Alumni School Committee, chairwoman of the Upper Arlington Education Foundation Board of Trustees, and trustee of the Upper Arlington Community Foundation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Family law:

  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Divorce (uncontested or contested, including amicable divorce, divorce without bloodshed, collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and mediation)
  • Shared parenting plans
  • Separation agreements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Child custody/child support
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative law
  • Post-decree matters

Adoption:

  • Adoptive parents
  • Birth parents
  • Single parent
  • Stepparent
  • Guardianship
  • Agency adoption
  • Private/targeted adoption
  • Adult
  • Interstate
  • Foreign/Ohio proceedings for foreign adoptions
  • Surrogacy

Probate/Wills:

  • Estate administration
  • Estate planning
  • Release from administration
  • Wills and trusts
  • General powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Health-care specific powers of attorney
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Guardianship
  • Name changes

Mediation/private judging

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
OSBA Certified Family Law Specialist, 2003
Certified Mediator, General & Divorce, January 1996

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1981

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
Brown University, B.A. in Honors Semiotics, Department of English, 1978

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Nov. 27, 2012: Senate Judiciary Committee, H.B. 461 — Proponent Testimony

May 8, 2012: House Judiciary and Ethics Committee, H.B. 461 — Proponent Testimony

Jan. 5, 2012: "Representing the Adoptive Family After the Adoption: Conflict Issues in Divorce and Estate, File Retention and Disclosure in Closed Adoptions" (Ohio Adoption Roundtable)

Oct. 21, 2010: "Introduction to Domestic Relations Practice" (Ohio State Bar Association)

July 21, 2010: "Building A Successful Law Practice" (Ohio State Bar Association)

Feb. 2, 2009: "Introduction to Collaborative Law" (Capital University Law School)

May 16, 2006: "Post-Secondary Education in the Context of Divorce" (Columbus Bar Association)

Sept. 24, 2003: "Alternative Dispute Resolution of Family Law Issues; Selecting the ADR Program According to the Conflict Level and Issues of the Case" (Ohio State Bar Association)

June 2, 2002: "Overview of Collaborative Family Law in Ohio" (Ohio State Bar Association)

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP TRAINING:

Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Ohio Super Lawyer

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated President, Collaborative Family Law Council of Central Ohio

Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Pilot Parenting Coordinator, Franklin County Domestic Court

Former Board Chairman, Northwest Counseling Services

Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow, Class of 2000

Ohio State Bar Association, 1981 to present

Columbus Bar Association — Family and Probate Law Committees

Presenter — Family Law Issues, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

Former Facilitator, Center for New Directions, Divorce and Dissolution Sessions

Former Lecturer, Capital University Law School, General Law Class

Brown University Alumni Schools Committee, former area chairwoman

CIVIC:

Upper Arlington Community Foundation Board Member

Northwest Counseling Board of Trustees, former Executive Board chairwoman

Upper Arlington Leadership Program, former Board of Trustees

Upper Arlington Schools PTO, co-chairwoman of Legislative Liaisons

Area chairwoman, Brown Alumni Schools Committees

Upper Arlington Education Fund, Founding Board of Trustees

Center for New Directions Service Award Recipient

COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING

2001 Basic Collaborative Law Training John McElwee/Marie Hill 6.0

10/08/01 13th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 6.75

11/12/01 Collaborative Law Techniques in Family Law OSBA 3.0

10/14/02 14th Annual Institute (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

11/11/02 Advanced Collaborative Family Law OSBA 4.0

04/21/04 Masters' Series: Family Law CBA 3.0

10/11/04 16th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Ohio Domestic Ohio AAML

Relations Practice and Procedures)

2005 Conflict Resolution Training Ellen Kay Douglas, Ph.D. 6.0

09/28/05 Drafting Age Appropriate Parenting Plans Ellen Kay Douglas, PhD. 6.0

10/10/05 17th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 5.0

05/16/06 Handling the High-Income Divorce Case Wistner, Buck, Kemp et al 3.0

10/09/06 18th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML

03/02/07 Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

04/11/07 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Practice Sherri Goren Slovin, J.D. 6.0

10/08/07 19th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

04/11/08 Family Law Specialists Update OSBA 3.0

10/02/08 Cash Medical Support Language Required For Minor Children Franklin Co. Magistrates 2.0

10/03/08 What Family Court Judges Want Franklin Co. Judges 6.0

11/06/08 Business Valuations Susan Moussi, CPA 1.0

04/03/09 Third Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

10/12/09 21st Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

03/12/10 Masters Series: Domestic Law CBA 6.0

04/30/10 Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

05/20/10 Advanced Collaborative Family Law Brian Urban, J.D. 6.0

Maury White, J.D.

9/17/10 Executive Compensation Susan Moussi, CPA 2.0

10/11/10 22nd Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

11/05/10 Advanced Collaborative Pauling Tesler, J.D. 13.0

04/29/11 5th Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA 3.0

6/21/11 Masters Series: Domestic Law CBA 6.0

10/10/11 23rd Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

4/27/12 Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training. Collaborative Practice 12

Training Institute

11/24/12 Sixth Annual Practice Update for Family Law Specialists OSBA. 3.0

10/08/12 24th Annual Symposium (An Advanced Seminar & Update on Family Law in Ohio) Ohio AAML 7.0

10/18/12 - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals: IACP 57.5

10/21/12 13th Annual Networking and Educational Forum