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Columbus, Ohio Juvenile & Custody Lawyer

Road to Adoption

Thomas Taneff has concentrated on custody and adoption law for almost 20 years. If you are in the process of adopting and are seeking custody, we know how to help. Custody gives you and the child certain legal protections and rights that you wouldn’t otherwise have.

Child custody can be a crucial step on the road to adoption. Without proper help, getting custody can turn into a lengthy roadblock.

For foster parents who wish to adopt, getting custody can serve as a beneficial and sometimes necessary measure toward your successful adoption.

Getting custody isn’t always easy. We have extensive experience with the Juvenile Court, Children’s Services, and private agencies. We know and understand how frustrating the legal system can be during this time. We want to help you protect the child you love so dearly.

The most important thing to remember in this stressful time are the needs of the child. At Thomas Taneff Co., we put the best interests of the child first. We can help you navigate the confusing and complex legal system to work out a custody agreement that is best for you and your child. No two child custody cases are the same. We will give your case the individual attention it needs in order to get the outcome that is best for your family.

Custody Cases

If you are caring for a child with the help of the child’s parents or alone, a custody arrangement could be in the best interest of everyone. Legal custody allows the custodian to put the child on their insurance, get healthcare for the child in an emergency, enroll the child in school and many other benefits.

If you are seeking custody of a child or a change in a current custody agreement, we can help. You have the right to be in your child’s life.

Even with everyone in agreement, custody cases can get complicated. It is important to have someone who is knowledgeable and dedicated to your case to help you through the process. We can help you make a custody arrangement that makes sense for you and the child you love.

Foster to Adopt

If adoption has been on your mind, maybe now is the time to consider adopting a child from foster care and making a positive difference in a child’s life and your own. Every year, thousands of children are placed into foster care. Many times these situations are temporary and children can be reunited with their families, but other times the Court’s determine that returning the child to their family is detrimental to their well-being. Adopting from foster care is a loving and rewarding way to expand your family.

Things to Consider

Once your adoption is finalized, it may feel like a weight off your shoulders. The hard part is over, however there is more to consider. Once your child reaches adulthood, your parental rights change once again. It is never too early to consider a will living wills, health care powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney and trusts. Doing so will make sure you and your child are prepared and that you as parents will still have an input in health situations after your child becomes an adult.

How We Can Help

  • Petition for custody as an intermediate step toward adoption
  • Petition for custody as a final step
  • Modify/change existing custody agreements
  • Help set or amend child support arrangements
  • Modify visitation agreements

Put our years of experience in Juvenile Court to work for you. Your child is the most important person in your life, we want to help you do what is best for them. Contact us today or call 614-241-2181. Thomas Taneff is a juvenile & custody lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.