Family Law

Family Lawyer Columbus, Ohio


If you and your partner have made the decision to end your marriage, it’s in your best interest to find an experienced family lawyer with knowledge of Ohio divorce laws. Our family lawyers can help you navigate the complicated aspects of property distribution, alimony, child custody, visitation, and child support. Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, but our attorneys will lend you their expert knowledge to make the legal process as smooth as possible for both parties and the children involved.

Consulting a family law attorney is a prudent decision even if most aspects of the divorce will be uncontested. It’s always smart to have an Ohio family law professional look over your agreements to make sure your interests are protected. Our attorneys can also point out aspects of a divorce agreement that could cause legal problems in the future. If you and your partner have made the decision to divorce—or you just want to learn more about divorce law and procedure—call our firm today.

Property Distribution

Property distribution is one of the most complex and consequential aspects of divorce. It’s wise to have a family lawyer at your side whenever large investments are involved. Our attorneys have experience negotiating property distributions and can make sure your belongings are equitably divided.


Ohio Visitation Laws

Our divorce lawyers are also experts in Ohio visitation laws. Each state has its own set of unique child custody laws, and our team can guide you through them. Taneff Law will fight for your right to continue seeing your children. It’s ideal when couples are able to come up with a visitation plan through cooperation, but a lawyer with knowledge of visitation laws can help you when this isn’t the case.


In addition to divorce cases, Taneff Law also handles annulments. When a couple divorces, there’s still a legal record that they were previously married. In contrast, annulments make it seem as though the marriage never existed. Our family law professionals will help you determine whether you need a divorce or if you qualify for an annulment according to Ohio family law.

Dedicated to the Child's Best Interest

Child Support

Divorces and other legal separations can result in the need for child support arrangements. Our family law attorneys are knowledgeable in Ohio family laws and have extensive experience handling child support cases. Child support laws are complicated, but our firm will make the process simpler. Taneff Law always strives to reach the best outcomes for the parents and children involved. We can explain the ways child support payments are calculated and help you come to an agreement. Additionally, if you already have a child support agreement but your circumstances have changed, our family law attorneys can help you update the terms of your agreement.


Alimony is another facet of divorce that is difficult to navigate. If you’re going through a divorce and your spouse pursues an alimony settlement, you will want a professional family lawyer to represent your interests. Our legal teams will represent you during an alimony settlement and fight for a solution that is fair for both partners.

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Foster to Adopt

Adopting a child can have a positive impact on the child’s life as well as your own. Whether it is temporary or long-term, adoption is a loving and rewarding way to expand your family and have a profound impact on a child’s life. We help you navigate the Juvenile Court process so that you can feel confident you are getting the best representation that leads to an outcome that is beneficial for the child. We start with filing a petition in court and work with you to fill out any necessary paperwork or address problems that may arise in the process. Additionally, we prepare you for the required home-study that is done to ensure that living with you is in the child’s best interest. We have been involved in nearly 2,000 adoption cases around the Columbus, Ohio area and are proud to have a positive impact on many of the families in this great community.

Intended Parents

The laws surrounding assisted reproductive technology are ever-evolving and having an experienced surrogacy lawyer to help navigate those laws can help immensely. We handle all the critical paperwork and processes so that you can grow your family.

Child Custody

We have been helping people with child custody and adoption law in the Columbus, Ohio area for 20 years. Without child custody, the road to adoption can be more challenging. While getting custody isn’t always easy, we have the experience and knowledge of the legal system and can be a great help towards your ultimate goal of protection of those you love. We put the best interests of the child first, and help you navigate a confusing and complex legal system to
obtain the best possible outcome for each child. We work in multiple areas of custody and adoption law, including a wide range of custody cases. No two cases are ever the same, so we give your case the attention that it needs for a positive outcome. We can help with gaining a custody agreement or changing a current custody agreement. We bring knowledge and dedication to each case because we know that even with everyone in agreement, custody cases can be complicated.

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Ohio Custody Cases


We work on many different types of surrogacy cases, each with the goal of growing families and having a positive impact on the community. We have experience with reproductive law, including gestational and traditional surrogacy. With nearly 20 years of surrogacy law experience, we dedicate ourselves to helping people grow their families. We represent many different people, including:

Donors and Surrogates

It is essential for donors and surrogates to have experienced and knowledgeable representation. Whether it’s donor or surrogate rights, confidentiality, health issues, anonymity, future contact, or protection from financial liability, we have your best interests in mind as a donor or surrogate.

The cases we handle include legal assistance with procedures like egg donation, embryo donation, and surrogacy. No matter which route you are taking, your dream of creating a family can be achieved with a surrogacy agreement facilitated by a reproduction lawyer with many years of experience servings families across the nation.

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