Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to Mediate.com's required standards of mediation practice.Premium Member

Susan Busby

I am committed to helping individuals and families in Connecticut through the separation and divorce process without the emotional and financial costs of litigation. By using either the mediation or collaboration process, I can help you avoid court-imposed solutions to your problems, and also avoid public hearings and a prolonged and costly process. Mediation and collaboration sessions are conducted in the privacy of my office, and through our sessions I work with you to create an individualized solution to your problem. I can prepare the legal documents that you need for your divorce or legal separation.

I also help individuals who are working in the judicial process themselves or with a mediator, and who want my opinion on an individual issue or an entire agreement. Other services include acting as a private special master and drafting prenuptial agreements.


In addition to professional training, I bring a financial background from working in a trusts, estates and tax department at a large major law firm. I also have training as a pastoral counselor.
Wanting to give back to the community, I volunteer my time to help couples resolve parenting and financial issues through court suppported special masters programs and at the Children’s Law Center where I serve as a volunteer mediator.

ADR Experience

I have helped hundreds of individuals and families resolve issues in a respectful manner through mediation and collaboration. And although I have had over a hundred hours of training, I continue to seek out training to improve my skills as a problem solver and peace maker.

Approach

My approach is to educate and support individuals and couples to allow them to make decisions throughout the divorce process, with hope that skills learned during the process will continue to be applied after the divorce case is finished.

Education

BA McGill University; JD with honors UCONN Law School 2003.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator

Fees and Provisos

The cost of your case depends on the number and complexity of issues involved, how well you and your spouse can work together and how many negotiating sessions you need. I encourage clients to do as much as they can to save money, and I am available as a resource when needed. I will be able to give you an estimate after learning more about your case.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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