For many years, I have worked with families seeking out-of-court resolution of divorce, marital property, and/or parenting issues to preserve family relationships, emotional health, and children’s well-being. Through collaborative practice and mediation, spouses and parents can find the support and guidance to control their legal outcomes in the manner that is best for their family and circumstances. My confidence in the power of collaborative practice is based upon my personal experience over the years in achieving many successful outcomes for families; and I invite you to learn more about my practice:
Elaine Buck is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a family relations law specialist. She is highly trained in various forms of alternative dispute resolution including 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 Collaborative Law that drafted the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act. She qualifies as a collaborative practice trainer pursuant to the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Elaine is co-founder and annual co-trainer since 2015 for the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals‘ basic training for attorneys, financial experts and mental health professionals in Collaborative Practice. She has presented on Collaborative Practice to such groups and organizations as: the Ohio House Judiciary Committee, the Ohio Supreme Court conference, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Capital University Law School, and Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Dissolution of marriage
Divorce (uncontested or contested, including amicable divorce, collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and mediation)
Shared parenting plans
Child custody/child support
Post-decree issues that arise after divorce
Foreign/Ohio proceedings for foreign adoptions
Release from administration
Wills and trusts
General powers of attorney
Health-care specific powers of attorney
Financial powers of attorney
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: OSBA Certified Family Law Specialist
Certified Mediator, General & Divorce, and Co-resolution
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: Ohio State University College of Law, J.D.
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: Brown University, B.A. in Honors Semiotics, Department of English, 1978
Jan. 23 & 24, 2019; COACDP Introductory Interdisciplinary Training
Nov. 1, 2018; “Ethics Matters in Collaborative Law Training” (OSBA)
Mar. 13, 2018; “Collaborative Law: Resolving the Most Difficult Cases the Collaborative Way” (Ohio Supreme Court)
Jan. 25 & 26, 2018; COACDP Introductory Interdisciplinary Training
Apr. 27, 2017; “Resolving Tough Cases Through Collaborative Practice” (CBA)
Jan. 26 & 27, 2017; COACDP Introductory Interdisciplinary Training
Jan. 28 & 29, 2016; COACDP Introductory Interdisciplinary Training
Nov. 5-7, 2015; “Does Collaborative Practice Effectively Address Family Conflict?” (AFCC)
Oct. 14, 2015; “Collaborative Family Law: The Power of the Model” (OSBA)
Jan. 29 & 30, 2015; COACDP Introductory Interdisciplinary Training
Sept. 10, 2014; “Understanding Collaborative Family Law” (OSBA)
Oct. 23, 2013; “Child Custody and Support” (OSBA)
Sept. 12 & 13, 2013: “Understanding the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Act” (OSBA)