About Mark Anthony Law

Mark Anthony Law is a full-service law firm that specializes in family law, civil law, and criminal defense.

Why Hire Mark Anthony Law?

You deserve not only legal know-how but compassion.

Mark Anthony Law has the experience from all sides of the courtroom as Mark Anthony has represented plaintiffs, defendants and even worked behind the scenes with the former Chief Judge of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Judge Torruella. From these perspectives, Mark Anthony can assist you in crafting the best strategy for success for you and your case.

Mark Anthony is not only an attorney but a counselor for you deserve both.

When you are confronted with a serious challenge that can have substantial emotional, economic and/or prison implications, you deserve someone who knows how to play chess while all others are playing checkers.

Mark Anthony Law puts clients first. If your matter is urgent, Mark Anthony Law will be there for you every step of the way. If you have issues after hours, Mark Anthony Law is flexible and will work with your schedule.

About Mark Anthony Barrionuevo

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Mark Anthony Barrionuevo received his bachelors degree from Brigham Young University, his masters degree from Georgetown University, and his juris doctor from Boston University School of Law. Mark Anthony has experience working for the Honorable Juan Torruella of the First Circuit Court of Appeals on a variety of substantive civil and criminal matters. Mark Anthony also worked at the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada on federal bankruptcy, student loan discharge cases, asset forfeiture, immigration, financial litigation, and other substantive civil issues. Moreover, Mark Anthony represented juvenile and adult criminal defendants as defense counsel in the Boston University Criminal Clinic.

Mark Anthony assists clients in resolving their civil and criminal legal concerns in a wide variety of practice areas ranging from divorce to criminal defense, from employment and wage law defense to child support modification. He looks forward to helping you.

He loves his wife, four children, the “purple majesty” mountain range of Pikes Peak, and serving in the community. Mark Anthony served as General Counsel and Vice-President on the Board of Directors of Dreampower Animal Rescue, a shelter for abandoned or neglected animals. He currently serves as a founding member of the Board of Directors, the Vice-President, and General Counsel of MECKA, an organization concerned with assisting youth and adults in gaining positive mental perspectives and overall health. Find more information at www.mecka.org. Mark has served in the Pikes Peak Counsel as a Unit Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America from 2017-2020. He is also an active participant in his church, serving youth leaders and youth of central and northern Colorado Springs. Mark Anthony is a published writer of non-fiction religious reference guides entitled The Teachings of Jesus Christ: A to L and The Teachings of Jesus Christ: M to Z. Further, he is a motivational speaker and enjoys making the most of his opportunities to contribute to his community and the world.

Having studied to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, Mark Anthony is concerned with more than just your legal needs; he is also concerned with the well-being of your family. Please find below a list of resources, books and websites that Mark Anthony recommends to help your family.

READING LIST From Co-parenting for Life

Books for Adults

Blau, Melinda. Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Coparenting. G.P. Putmanm’s Sons, 1994

Clapp, PHD, Genevieve.  Divorce and New Beginnings.  John Wiley & sons, Second Edition 2000

Coates, Christine A. & LaCrosse, E. Robert.  Learning from Divorce: How to Take Responsibility, Stop the Blame, and Move On. Jossey-Bass, 2003

Fisher, PhD, Bruce and Alberti, PhD, Robert.  Rebuilding When your Relationship Ends.Third Edition, Impact Publishers, Seventh Printing 2005

Garrity, Clarla B. & Baris, Mitchell A. Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High Conflict Divorce.  Jossey-Bass, 2012

Newman, George.  101 Ways to be a Long Distance Super-Dad…Or Mom Too! Blossom Press, Revised Edition 2008

Newman, M. Gary and Romanowski, Patricia. Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way.  Random House, Inc., First Edition, 1999

Ricci, PhD Isolina.  Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child.  Simon and Schuster, 1997

Ross, Julie and Cocoran, Judy.  Joint Custody with a Jerk:  Raising a Child With an Uncooperative Ex – A Hands on, Practical Guide to Communicating With a Difficult Ex-Spouse. St. Martin’s Press, Revised Updated Edition 2011

Samenow, PhD, Stanton E. In the Best Interest of the Child:  How to Protect Your Child From the Pain of Your Divorce.  Crown Publishing Group, First Edition 2002

Teyber, Edward.  Helping Children Cope with Divorce.  Jossey-Bass, 2001

Thomas, PhD, Shirley.  Parents Are Forever: A Step Guide to Becoming Successful Coparents After Divorce. Springboard Publications, 1996

Thomas, PhD, Shirley. Two Happy Homes: A Working Guide for Parents and Stepparents After Divorce and Remarriage. Springboard Publications, 2005

Wallerstein, Judith, Lewis, Julia and Blakesee, Sandra.  The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study. Hyperion, First Edition, 2001

Books for Children

Blume, Judy.  It’s Not the End of the World. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Reprint Edition 2010

Bienenfeld, Florence & Scott, Art.  My Mom and Dad Are Getting A Divorce. Anchor House, 2002

Brown, Laurie and Laurence, Marc.  Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families.  Little & Brown, Reprint Edition 1988

Caseley, Judith. Priscilla Twice.  Greenwillow Books, 1955

Lansky, Vicki.  It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear:  A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young children During Divorce. Book Peddlers, 1998

Ransom, Jeanie Franz & Finney, Katheryn Kunz.  I Don’t Want to Talk About It. Magination Press, First Edition 2000

Ricci, PhD, Isolina.  Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids. Fireside, 2006

Thomas, PhD, Shirley and Rankin, Dorothy.  Divorced But Still My Parents.  Springboard Publication, Third Printing 2005

Parenting Time/Parental Decision-Making Websites

  1. www.bothparents.com
  2. www.cofamilies.com
  3. www.coparentcalendar.com
  4. www.custodyxchange.com
  5. www.handinhandparenting.org
  6. www.iamachildofdivorce.com
  7. www.parentingtime.net
  8. www.parentingtogether.net
  9. www.sharekids.com
  10. www.talkingparents.com

Co Parenting Apps

1. 2Houses: allows both parents to view a joint calendar.  Expenses can be entered and parents can sort out who will pay for what related to their children.  the journal on the app also allows both parents to share information about the children.  Information bank gives both parents access to details such as phone numbers, immunization records, shoe size, etc.

2. Baby Connect: keeps track of a child’s feedings, diapers, sleep, medicines and activities between multiple users who may be taking care of the child.

3. Cozi: free app that keeps everyone’s activities and appointments all in one place; allows multiple users to manage appointments and schedules with one account.

4. InBetween: allows you to find a midpoint (hotels, parks/recreation, restaurants, etc) between two locations.  This may be helpful for parents who live far away from each other- e.g. to pick the exchange location for parenting time.

5. Our Family Wizard: includes a calendar, journal, message board, expense log, information bank for storage of family information, and a notification center.  Parents can utilize this app to share messages, communicate regarding expenses and update each other about the child’s appointments, without having to involve the child as the messenger.

6. Shared Calendar: store work shifts, child custody days, or any other repeating pattern.  Manage a child’s schedule and set permissions (read only, read-write) between multiple users.  Calendar can be viewed on the web or app.

PLEASE NOTE: These lists and resources are provided in alphabetical order and Mark Anthony Law does not endorse or recommend one site, program, book, or application over another.  With new parenting tools being created on a regular basis, this is not a comprehensive list, but a place to start as you search for what works best for your situation.  Mark Anthony encourages all parties to search for themselves for alternatives to having a successful relationship.