Divorce is a life experience. Mediation and Collaborative Divorce goes beyond the legal process and treats it as such. This work is ‘peacemaking’.
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.
As a professional, Bart has diligently and extensively studied and trained in the legal processes of litigation, mediation and collaboration. Bart is teaching these skills at Western State College of Law and co-founded the Collaborative Divorce Education Institute to teach other professionals.
As a human being, Bart recognizes that the vast majority of people want to be fair and move away from conflict with dignity and respect to find peace. As a peacemaker, coming to the practice of Mediation and Collaborative Law is coming home.
Bart graduated from Western State University College of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1988. Bart has actively practiced Collaborative Law since February 2004 and Mediation since 1998.
Law Offices of Bart J Carey, Esq.
Fax (714) 283-3401
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Los Angeles County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
Western State College of Law, JD, 1987
California State University at Fullerton, 1983
Mediation/Collaborative Law Training
High Conflict Institute: New Ways for Families – Managing High Conflict Clients in Divorce and Separation 2014
Mediation Skills and Strategies in Collaborative & Unbundled Practices 2013
Shadow Trainer: Collaboration Interdisciplinary Team Training 2010 in collaboration with Collaborative Divorce Education Institute
Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies for Mediators and Collaborative Professionals 2010
Protecting Disabled Children in a Dissolution, 2009
Shadow Trainer: Collaboration Interdisciplinary Team Training 2009
Training the Trainers: Collaboration Interdisciplinary team training 2007
Advanced Collaborative Training 2006
Adryenn Cantor’s 18 Hour Divorce Mediation Training, 2006
Collaboration Interdisciplinary Team Training 2004
Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Conflict Management , Pepperdine University, 2002
Family Law Mediation [40 hours], Institute for Conflict Management, 2000
Mediation: The Art of Facilitating Settlement, Straus Institute for Conflict Management , Pepperdine University, 1997
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mediation Course. Adjunct Professor. Western State College of Law. 2013 to present
Honors and Awards
Eureka Award – 2012
Presenter Divorce Care 2013 – present
Presenter Divorce Options Programs 2007 – 2013
Presenter, Second Saturday Program, 2009 -10
Presenter, “A Chalk Talk: Baseball and Other Client Centered Collaborative Concepts”, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, 2010
Presenter, “How to Present the Collaborative Concept to Prospective Clients – A Benefits Based Approach ”