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Bart Carey

Attorney Law Office of Bart J. Carey, Mediation and Collaborative Family Law
505 S. Villa Real Dr. Ste 111 Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 Work Phone: (714) 283-3400 Work Fax: (714) 283-3401
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By nature I am more peacemaker than warrior. Even in the most complex/hostile situations, I work as diligently to find ‘common ground’ as some work to ‘demon-ize’ the other.

My core business is to help divorcing couples who are not in agreement find the appropriate tools to guide them through the divorce process. By listening to their real needs and crisis: emotional, financial, even spiritual; I seek to direct incorporate the best solutions available.

My journey to ‘peacemaker’ began with my experience as a family law litigator. The negative impacts litigation so often has on families and, especially children, troubled me. My resolution was to find a better way to help families journey through divorce.

As a professional, I have diligently and extensively studied and trained in the legal processes of litigation, mediation and collaboration.

As a human being, I recognized that the vast majority of people want to be fair and find peace in their divorce so they can move on in life.

As a peacemaker, coming to the practice of Collaborative law, for me, is coming home.

Divorce is not the end of the family. There are children, grandchildren, graduations, weddings and funerals. As a peacemaker, my mission is to help you and your family journey through this crisis with a better future and hope for a family that does not remain in conflict and continue to cause pain to your children and grandchildren.

Additional Information

Attorney Collaborative, Attorney/ Mediator, Family Law Attorney / Adjunct Professor of Law


  • Western State University College of Law, 1987
  • President, W.S.U. Student Bar Association, 1986-1987
  • Bart has actively practiced Collaborative Law since February 2004 and Mediation since 1998.
  • California State University at Fullerton, Bachelor of Science
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certificate
  • Collaborative Divorce Team Training
    • Certificate, “Train the Trainer”
    • Certificate, “Streamlined Protocols”
  • Institute for Conflict Management
    • Certificate, “Multicultural Mediation”
  • American Institute of Mediation
    • Certificate, “Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies”
  • Collaborative Divorce Education Institute

    • Certificate, “Mediation Skills & Strategies in Collaborative and Unbundled Practices”
    • Certificate, Agreement Readiness, Concept & Training Development

Professional Activities:

  • Panel member/Presenter, Chapman Law School, Yorba Linda Friends and Eastside Christian Church DivorceCare, CDEI, Divorce Options Workshop – 2010 – present
  • Panel member/Presenter, O.C.B.A. Family Law section, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law: Receivers, Mediation, Collaborative Law – 2004 – present
  • Attorney Mentor, Chapman Law School Student – 2012 – 2013
  • Founding Board Member, Collaborative Education Institute – 2010
  • Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Solutions, Orange County – 2005
  • Board Member and Past President, Family Assessment Counseling and Educational Services, Inc. (FACES), 1996 – 2002

Professional Licenses:

  • State Bar Association of California, License #135310, 1998 – present
  • Orange County Bar Association, 1998 – present
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Professional Training in Collaborative Process
  • Collaborative Divorce Team Training – Certified Trainer
  • Mediation Skills and Strategies in Collaborative Practice, 2010
  • Advanced Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Training, 2010
  • Basic Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Training, 2004

Professional Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, 1998 – present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, 2004 – present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2005 – present
  • Collaborative Practice California, Delegate 2013 – present
  • Founder, Collaborative Divorce Education Institute (CDEI), 2009
    • CDEI Training Team, 2009 – present
  • DivorceCare Ministry, Former Leader
  • Diocese of Orange, Bishop’s Committee “Journey Of Hope,” founding member/leader

Practice Areas:

Adoption, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support and Alimony, Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Law, Collaborative Practice, Co-Parenting Issues and Visitation, Divorce Mediation, Family Law, Guardianships, Mediation, Support Issues and Property Division

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