Thomas Taneff was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1988 and has been practicing law for... more
Thomas Taneff was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1988 and has been practicing law for 25 years. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and CapitalUniversityLawSchool. Mr. Taneff was a Judicial Law Clerk and Franklin County Probate Court Magistrate. He practices in the areas of estates, probate, estate planning, guardianships, adoption and surrogacy throughout the State of... view profile
My firm is in the German Village area of Columbus, Ohio. My legal practice focuses... more
My firm is in the German Village area of Columbus, Ohio. My legal practice focuses on issues relating to older adults. I am currently on the Board for the Pauline Home Association (a personal expense management services provider to senior residents of Franklin County). I was a past president of the Board of Trustees of LifeCare Alliance, which provides Meals-on-Wheels and home health care t... view profile
Thomas J.Bonasera is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Dinsmore Shohl, LLP... more
Thomas J.Bonasera is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Dinsmore Shohl, LLP anda member of the firm's Board of Directors.Mr. Bonaserafocuseshis practice on trust and estate administration and litigation, estate planning and closely held business matters. Mr. Bonasera advises his clients on a broad range of trust and estate planning and litigation matters, obligations and liabilities... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.