Child Advocacy

New CFI Presumptive Cap updated: 2016

As of January 1, 2016 the CFI presumptive statutory cap on fees for investigation and report writing is $2,750.  The presumptive statutory cap on fees related to CFI work performed in preparation for testifying in court remains at $500.  Any CFI may request excess fees as necessary.  Gabriela Sandoval works to identify with parents, counsel […]

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Child & Family Investigation

Gabriela Sandoval serves as a Child and Family Investigator throughout the Denver Metro area.  She is a Board Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and former Guardian ad Litem (GAL) who served the best interests of children in Dependency & Neglect Cases.  Her approach to Child and Family Investigation is to effectively identify the issues and […]

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Help build a healthy brain for your child!

CLICK THIS LINK FOR A SHORT VIDEO ON PARENTING, COMMUNICATION AND YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN!

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Collaboration

Regardless of what issues are in conflict, mediation is about assisting parties who want to try and resolve their disputes out of court or before trial.  Gabriela Sandoval will assist you in defining your own interests, encourage brainstorming of new and creative ideas specific to your issues and carefully evaluate ideas so that you reach […]

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Reduced Fee Mediation Services

Child & Animal Law Offices is offering pro bono/reduced fee mediation services as a public service through the end of February only!

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CO Marijuana Law: Important Info. for Parents

Although it is now legal for adults (21 and over) to purchase and consume marijuana, that doesn’t mean you can smoke weed without potentially devastating consequences.  Responsibility is key.  Marijuana is regulated and some people still can’t smoke it legally in this state (including people under 21 and people on probation).  Just like alcohol or […]

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Mediation is a process

Mediation can happen once or over multiple sessions.  I have found that oftentimes, at least one party is convinced that mediation will be a waste of time and money only to find afterward that it was actually a process worth having.  In fact, and to their surprise, these same people frequently decide that an additional […]

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Waterbirth finally comes to Denver

Denver Health just announced that they now offer a water birth option for expectant mothers.  It is the first hospital in the City of Denver that offers water birth.  The University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora and Mountain Midwifery in Englewood also offer water birth options.  Each location has their own policies as to who […]

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Colorado Pet Mediation/Arbitration

Gabriela Sandoval is a Standard Member of the Mediation Association of Colorado (theMac). She is currently accepting new mediation clients and her practice focuses on animal and pet related disputes including pet custody, Landlord/tenant/HOA, dog bites, “viscious” animal allegations, injury or death of animals, alleged veterinary malpractice or negligence, consumer affairs and deceptive trade practice […]

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Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

August is America’s National Breastfeeding Month — the Proclamation is below: Whereas, the mission of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is to improve the Nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding; and Whereas, USBC envisions breastfeeding as the norm for infant and young child feeding throughout the United States; and […]

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Parenting Coordinator (PC) or Decision Maker (DM)

Gabriela Sandoval has recently added Parenting Coordination (“PC”) and Decision Making (“DM”) to her practice. Once an order as to parental responsibilities is in effect, a neutral party may be appointed by the Court (or agreed upon by parties) to assist in resolving disputes that arise between parents about carrying out the parenting plan.  This […]

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Rants and Raves

RANTS: People walking around staring at their cell phones, completely unaware of the live people and action around them (myself included as I sit here blogging in the airport). Fast Food. Unnecessary C-Sections and medicated births. Formula. “Educational” Television Programming for kids. RAVES: Parents who limit their own “screen time” in front of their children.  […]

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Balancing Act: Working Parents

A good work/life balance is important for you and your children.  Sometimes that is easier said than done!  It is important to model responsibility, living within your family budget, making compromises when necessary and demonstrating a healthy work ethic.  You want your children to demonstrate appropriate behaviors (safe/healthy limit testing/rebellion is natural), develop motivation to […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

The number of kids diagnosed with Autism has been on the rise at a very high rate.  If you are a parent going through a divorce or separation AND you have a child on the spectrum, I would guess your stress level is at an all time high.  Know this: There is a light at […]

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‘Tis The Season

The holidays are supposed to be a time with family and friends, for reflection and cheer.  It’s a great opportunity to create new traditions or re-live your favorite ones.  Don’t put your kids in the middle of your battle over where they are going to spend the holidays — it will likely leave an unintended […]

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