Columbus, Ohio, Probate Lawyer
Columbus Ohio Probate, Estate Planning and AdoptionThe laws that govern your estate are complex. Too many estates land in probate proceedings because individuals did not have effective estate planning. At the Law Office of Thomas Taneff, we create legal, flexible and precise estate plans to ensure families are protected and assets are distributed per our client's wishes. However, when the need arises, we provide experienced advocacy to help families through the probate process. We work to obtain will settlements and resolve estate disputes efficiently and effectively so that the family can grieve and move on. Contact our Columbus law firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced probate law attorney.
Probate Practice: The Full Cycle of LifeBefore assets can be distributed to heirs, the decedent's will must be verified by the probate court. Probate offers an opportunity to ensure the validity of a will. As a former Probate Court Magistrate, Thomas Taneff has a wealth of knowledge of probate court procedures in Ohio. He can help clients understand the law and how the laws will impact their family.
Estate plans that are not carefully drawn up can end in contested wills or other costly probate litigation. Settlements are not always possible. In these cases, grief-stricken survivors have to face complicated court matters which can quickly overwhelm them. In addition, a will contest can severely strain family relationships. But with an experienced lawyer such as Thomas Taneff by your side, you don't have to worry about fighting the dispute alone. Our firm takes on the burden of resolving probate litigation. Our ultimate goal is to obtain a speedy settlement of the estate to your satisfaction and to keep bitter disputes from destroying a family.
We will handle cases involving any probate administration or litigation issue, including the following:
- Disputes of asset ownership
- Will or trust contests and disputes (duress, fraud, undue influence)
- Missing assets or concealed assets
- Contested guardianships
- Appointment of fiduciaries (executors or administrators)
- Validity of transfers outside of probate
- Suspicious real estate transfers (sales or gifts)
- Whether you are looking to dispute a will or need help defending a valid will, our firm can help.