Therese Fey named President of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County

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Assumes office early; will serve through 2017-2018 term

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Therese Fey

(Irvine, California) – Family law attorney Therese Fey has been named President of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County for the remaining 2016-2017 term. Fey, previously the group’s President-Elect, is assuming the role early due to the death of President Tracy McKenney. She will serve through her previously accepted term through June 2018.

“Like everyone in our group, I am saddened by the loss of Tracy McKenney, who has been such a strong advocate for Collaborative Practice,” said Fey. “I am humbled and honored to step into Tracy’s leadership role, and I will try to complete her original vision for the group during her unserved term.”

“When Tracy took office just three months ago, she hoped to make more couples in Orange County aware of this divorce option,” said Fey. “Tracy saw Collaborative Divorce as a way to spare families, especially children, the duress from an acrimonious divorce, preventing lasting harm, and preserving the family relationships for a healthier future.

“Based on my own experience as a family law attorney, I share Tracy’s concern for families and will lead Collaborative Divorce Solutions with her mission in mind,” said Fey.

Therese M. Fey is a mediator and Collaborative Divorce attorney with more than three decades of experience in family law litigation and peacemaking. She is a past President of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County; a member of the Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California; International Association of Collaborative Professionals; and graduate of the Pepperdine University Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is past President of the Board of Education of a private elementary school in Orange County.

Fey is passionate about assisting clients in resolving their family law issues respectfully and expeditiously. Her years of practice as a family law litigator taught her that couples want and need a divorce or separation process that affords them all necessary legal protections and services, while helping couples proactively as they strive to maintain emotional, financial and relational dignity. She is dedicated to helping divorcing parents move into healthy co-parenting relationships so that the needs of their children remain paramount even after separation.

One of the most important decisions for divorcing couples is the process they choose. Fey strives to educate clients about neutral mediation, Collaborative Divorce and litigation before they select a path for their uncoupling. Once a process is selected, wholehearted efforts are made to help the clients define and achieve their goals thoroughly yet expeditiously.

About Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County

Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County (CDSOC) was founded in 2003 to advise couples in Orange County about out of court options to traditional divorce litigation. Our group consists of experienced family law attorneys, licensed mental health professionals, and credentialed financial professionals, all of whom are specially trained in Collaborative Practice, mediation, and conflict resolution. Working under the Collaborative Practice model, the result is a divorce guided with respect and compassion in a non-adversarial way so families can make the best possible decisions about their future.

CDSOC is online at, and Facebook.

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