Animal Advocacy

So-called “No Kill” Agenda in Colorado: Slowly Killing Anyway

The April CLAW Caucus will focus on the Colorado No-Kill Pet Animal Act ballot initiative, which may be on the ballot this November.  Come to the State Capitol (RM 112) this Thurs. April 17, 2014 from 12-1:30. Things are heating up regarding shelter animals and the misleading “no kill” debate.  Proponents of this “no kill” […]

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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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Denver Makes Top Ten List: Worst Zoos for Elephants

Denver Zoo (Denver, CO)—What a Load of Bull. The Denver Zoo set a dangerous precedent in 2013 by bringing a young bull from Europe, making Billy (Budi) reportedly the first imported Asian elephant in more than 30 years. It’s no secret that housing male elephants is a challenge, but adding to their numbers to bring […]

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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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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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Colorado Animal Lawyer and Pet Mediator

Mediation is a very attractive alternative to pet and other animal litigation.  Litigation is costly and time consuming and mediation offers disputing parties an opportunity to work with a professional neutral who will facilitate a safe environment, confidential discussion and assist in focusing self-determined parties on understanding each others interests.  During your pet or animal […]

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Special Master/Court Appointment

Available for Special Master and related court appointments in an effort to help resolve complex issues that arise during animal-related litigation.

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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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Gabriela is currently accepting clients who wish to mediate their family law dispute involving parenting time and decision-making issues. Mediation is a confidential process whereby a professional neutral assists self-determined parties communicate and better understand their interests in an effort to generate and evaluate new ideas for possible dispute resolution. Parties are empowered when creating […]

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Animal Welfare

While Child Welfare Law is progressing from a widely accepted practice to a legal specialization, Animal Welfare Law hasn’t enjoyed as much acceptance in state or federal court houses. However, these times are rapidly changing and many lawyers throughout the United States are delving into Animal Law in one way or another. Gabriela is a […]

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Death or Injury to Companion Animal

If someone has injured or killed your animal companion, you may be entitled to damages—regardless of whether the animal was injured or killed purposefully or accidentally—so long as the conduct was at least negligent. When an animal is injured or killed, you are generally entitled to compensation for the “market value” of the animal, veterinary […]

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Veterinary Malpractice

According to a USA Today article, courts are bucking centuries of legal decisions that have defined pets as property.  As is the case described in the article, courts have begun to take veterinary malpractice seriously. Veterinarians are heroes.  They save the lives of animals, they make their livelihood striving to help injured or sick animals regain […]

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Pets & Housing Issues

A variety of issues relating to pet ownership arise in the context of a residential lease or community living. No-pet policies may interfere with your right to care for and live with your companion animal. Depending on your particular situation, you may be able to keep your pet despite a no-pet policy or lease provision. […]

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Pet Trusts

A pet trust is a legally sanctioned arrangement providing for the care and maintenance of one or more specific pet animals in the event of your disability, death or an extended absence. This way, you know your animals will be in good hands even if you can’t be there to take care of your best friend […]

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Pet Custody

You guard and care for your pet — your furry companion is a living being and proper care is a guardian’s legal and ethical obligation. Pets are an important part of your life. When a relationship comes to an end, you may be left struggling with the decision of who will get to keep your pet – […]

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