Susan Bishop

Susan Huntington Bishop is a member of the California State Bar with more than 15 years experience practicing law and mediation in diverse areas including insurance defense, business, special education and family law. She has a BA in English Literature from Hamilton College, an MA in Psychology from Northcentral University, and a JD from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a member of the Villanova Law Review.

A parent of two teenagers, Susan has been dedicated to improving the lives of children. She has served as a volunteer lawyer and mediator for the Special Education Advocacy Project of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Children at Risk Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association. As a strong supporter of arts in education, she spent 10 years as a volunteer teacher for Art Corps San Diego, bringing art fundamentals to elementary school classrooms.

Susan writes on various topics in law and psychology, with a special focus on family law.

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Articles By Susan Bishop

Enforcing Child Custody and Visitation Orders in California
Find out how child custody and visitation rights can be modified in California.
Kansas Divorce: Dividing Property
Laws governing division of marital property in divorce are different in every state. Kansas law requires that a division be equitable, meaning that it's fair--but that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be equal.
Basics of the Uncontested Divorce
Do you and your spouse agree on how to resolve all of your divorce-related issues? If so, you can pursue an uncontested divorce, which is often the simplest kind.
Default Divorce in New Jersey
Learn about this simple divorce in New Jersey, and how it may avoid having to go to divorce court.
Retirement and Alimony in New Jersey
If you have a marital settlement agreement requiring alimony payments in New Jersey, or if the court ordered alimony in your New Jersey divorce case, the court has the power to order changes to the payments under certain conditions.
Colorado Divorce: Dividing Property
Laws governing how marital property is divided at divorce vary from state to state. Colorado law requires a division that is equitable, meaning that it is fair--it doesn't necessarily have to be exactly equal. Some couples are able to agree on how to divide everything on their own, while others seek the help of attorneys or a mediator to negotiate a settlement.
Connecticut Divorce FAQs
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about getting a divorce in Connecticut:
Georgia Child Support Enforcement
This article provides an overview of what you can do if your child’s other parent stops making child support payments, or isn’t making full payments on time.
Legitimation in Georgia
What is Legitimation? Legitimation is a way for a father to claim legal parentage of a child “born out of wedlock.” It goes beyond a mere acknowledgment of paternity.
Violation of Custody and Vistiation Orders in Georgia
Custody and visitation orders in Georgia are based on the best interests of the children involved. Parents can agree on how to share custody and visitation as long as the agreement meets their child’s best interests.