Susan V. Busby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Law Offices of Susan Busby, LLC
 | 10 North Main Street, Suite 313
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-521-0237
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

With over 250 hours in advanced mediation and collaborative trainings, and hundreds of unique cases from over 25 years of practice, Susan brings a wealth of experience to her work.  She is motivated to not only help clients create agreements that honor family priorities and avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation, but also agreements that allow individuals to thrive post-divorce. Her prior experience in civil and family litigation and trusts and estates practices provides a background to understand complex financial issues.  Her training as a pastoral counsellor and meditation instructor helps her work with individuals and families moving through a difficult transition. As the founder of the Law Offices of Susan Busby, LLC, Susan uses non-adversarial, conflict resolution techniques to assist divorcing or separating clients resolve issues involving parenting plans, custody, asset and debt division, child support, alimony, college education, prenuptial agreements and other family related legal issues.

Susan received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from McGill University. She went on to graduate with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Over the years, Susan has served as a Special Master (volunteer mediator) in court, and in the court’s early intervention program for high-conflict parents. She also is a volunteer mediator for the Families in Transition program at the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut. She is a guest lecturer at various educational institutions and the author of several articles on family law-related topics.

In addition to running her law firm, Susan sits on the board of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and Nalandabodhi.

Ms. Busby stays informed and active in her legal community through membership in various professional organizations. She belongs to the Hartford County Bar Association, the Association of Professional Family Mediators, the Connecticut Bar Association, Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association, Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group, Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Association of Professional Family Mediators, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Susan Busby

Admitted: 1993, Connecticut

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hartford Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Member, Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group, 2019
  • International Association of Collaborative Professional
  • Member, Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2019
  • Member, Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group, 2019
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association, 2019
  • Member, Collaborative Divorce Law Association Member, 2019
  • Board Member, Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Court Volunteer: Early Intervention Program to help parents resolve parenting issues
  • Board Member, Nalandabodhi meditation center
  • Volunteer Mediator, Children's Law Center, 2019
  • Volunteer Mediator, Special Master, Hartford Superior Court, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Civil Procedure rules and practice in Connecticut., Writer and Editor, Stephenson's Connecticut Civil Procedure, 3rd ed., Volumes 1 and 2, Atlantic Law Book Publishing Company
  • A review of various non-adversarial processes in family law. , Writer, Chapter 21, Alternative Dispute Resolution in A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut MCLE New England, MCLE New England, 2018
  • A review of various marital agreements for estate planners., Writer, Chapter 12, Marital Agreements in A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Connecticut MCLE New England 2nd Supplement, MCLE New England, 2019

Educational Background:

  • BA, McGill University, 1988
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Office Location for Susan V. Busby

10 North Main Street
Suite 313
West Hartford, CT 06107

Phone: 860-521-0237

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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