Cleveland Magazine’s January 2012 issue recognized Cleveland Attorney Randall M. Perla as one of Super Lawyers Top Attorneys in Ohio. Mr. Perla, a former Magistrate with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and AV-rated for 16 straight years, Randall M. Perla, joined by his associated Elizabeth L. Perla in 2007 has been providing clients with the highest quality representation for over 35 years. … Read the rest
Several weeks ago, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in In Re Mullen; Hobbs v. Mullen, et. al. involving the parental rights of a same sex couple. The lesson for same sex parents is as follows. GET IT IN WRITING.
In the case, Michele Hobbs and Kelly Mullen, a same sex couple, decided to have a child. A male friend agreed to donate his sperm and Mullen became pregnant through an in vitro fertilization procedure.
The women acted as co-parents. The women shared the financial responsibility of the in vitro fertilization process, Hobbs was present when Mullen gave birth, the women created a ceremonial… Read the rest