Family Law

Family Lawyer Columbus, Ohio

Our Attorneys Can Support You Through The Divorce Process

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. In addition to helping you through the divorce process, we can also assist with a separation or a dissolution of marriage. Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, but our attorneys will lend their expert knowledge to your case 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 or dissolution will be uncontested. It’s always smart to have a family law professional look over your agreements to make sure your interests are protected. Our attorneys can also point out aspects of a divorce, separation, or dissolution 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 an important asset or large investments are involved. Our attorneys have experience negotiating property distributions during divorce and can make sure your belongings are equitably divided. If you have a shared business interest, we can also help ensure that business interest is equitably divided.

Child Custody After Divorce

Agreeing on custody terms can be especially stressful. There are several custody options, including sole legal custody, joint legal custody, sole physical custody, and joint physical custody. The court will determine parental rights and who gets custody of a child in the event of a divorce, based on the child’s best interests. One option for custody after divorce is joint custody also called shared parenting. When custody is shared, one parent will receive primary custody. When deciding which parent should have primary custody, the court looks at factors like the health of the parents and the child, home environments, each parent’s ability to provide, the child’s relationship with each parent, and more. A custody attorney will help you understand parenting rights and the requirements for obtaining child custody during a divorce and support you throughout the process. Our family law attorneys will help ensure your child’s best interests are acted upon.

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 and parenting rights can help you when this isn’t the case.


In addition to divorce and dissolution cases, Taneff Law also handles annulments. When a couple goes through a divorce, 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 in Columbus will help you determine whether you need a divorce or if you qualify for an annulment according to Ohio family law.

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Child Support

Divorces and other legal separations can result in the need for child support arrangements. Our family law attorneys in Columbus 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 your rights and 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, the family law attorneys at our firm 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 in Ohio 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 in Franklin County 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.

Ohio Family Law Attorneys Can Help 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. Our Columbus firm handles all the critical paperwork and processes so that you can grow your family.

A Custody Lawyer Can Help You Obtain 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 child custody cases are ever the same, so we give your case the attention that it needs for a positive outcome. A custody lawyer from Taneff Law Firm can help with gaining a custody agreement or changing a current custody agreement. We bring knowledge and dedication to each child custody case because we know that even with everyone in agreement, custody cases can be complicated.

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Ohio Custody Cases

Family Law and Surrogacy

We work on many different types of surrogacy cases, each with the goal of growing families and having a positive impact on the Columbus, Ohio 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 in Columbus

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 serving families across the nation.

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