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Parenting Coordinator (PC) / Decision Maker (DM)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nanny vs. Daycare
So many working parents ask themselves, “Which is better – a nanny or daycare?” The right answer will depend on your particular family and the financial resources available to you. It will also depend on whether you have more than one child and the age of your children. For example, infants and young toddlers will […]
Parenting and Mental Illness
A mental health diagnosis does not necessarily preclude a parent from being designated the primary residential caretaker, having parenting time or being allocated decision-making responsibility. The issue isn’t the illness itself but how the illness impacts that parent’s ability to identify and meet the needs of his or her children on a consistent basis. If […]
Divorce & Children with Disabilities
When parents who have a special needs child divorce, it is imperative that the new routine and environment meets the unique special needs of the child. For example, frequent changes or transitions between homes may be especially detrimental for a child who has a difficult time dealing with disruptions to her regular routine. A well thought out […]