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Cleveland Lawyer Randall M. Perla Named 2012 Ohio Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Attorneys are selected using a rigorous, multiphase rating process.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research.

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What Unmarried Parents Should Know About Child Custody

Who has custody of a child born to unmarried parents?

Under Ohio law, when an unmarried woman gives birth to a child, she is the sole residential parent and legal custodian of the child unless and until a Court issues an order designated another person as the residential parent and legal custodian. 

How can a father become the legal custodian of a child or obtain visitation rights?

First, the father must establish paternity.  Paternity can be established in a number of ways.

  1. Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit- Typically this is signed at the hospital at the time of the child’s birth, but can
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