Kate A. Neugent

Top rated Family Law attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Burbach & Stansbury S.C.
Kate A. Neugent
Burbach & Stansbury S.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2005

Education: Marquette University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

Burbach & Stansbury S.C.

11270 W. Park Place
Suite 220
Milwaukee, WI 53224 Visit website


Kate A. Neugent is an attorney at Burbach & Stansbury S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. Neugent has over a decade of experience and focuses her practice exclusively on family law. She handles matters involving divorce, paternity, prenuptial agreements, third-party visitation and guardian ad litem work. She serves clients in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and throughout the surrounding region.

In addition to broad litigation experience, Ms. Neugent is trained in collaborative divorce, an approach that seeks to reduce the adversarial nature of marital dissolution, by using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.

In honor of her accomplishments, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys included Ms. Neugent on its “10 Best Under 40” list several years in a row. In 2011, she was named one of “Wisconsin’s outstanding young lawyers” in family law by the American Registry and in 2015 was listed among “America’s most honored professionals” by the same organization.

Ms. Neugent is a member of professional organizations including the family law sections of the Milwaukee Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is also a member of the Washington County Bar Association, the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, the Association for Women Lawyers, the National Association of Counsel for Children and the Leander J. Foley Matrimonial American Inn of Court. She is a certified member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and regularly authors and lectures on family law topics.  She also serves as the President of the Board for the Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers. 

Ms. Neugent graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in social welfare. She received her law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2005, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.burbach-stansbury.com/attorney/neugent-kate-a/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Article: “The Future of Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgments” 37 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 93 (October 2020)
  • Article: "Enhanced Earning Capacity: Is the Haugan Decision Functionally Obsolete?" 28 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 2 (April 2008)
  • Supplement on Wisconsin Prenuptial Law, published in Drafting Prenuptial Agreements (Wolters Kluwer, 2014-2016)
  • Article: "Is the Haugan Decision Functionally Obsolete?" 22 Wisconsin Law Journal 7 (Feb. 18, 2008)
  • “Practitioner Panel”: Judicial Education Family Law Seminar, Presenter, Neenah, Wisconsin, March 2019
  • “Family Court: Chapter 3” in the State Bar of Wisconsin Guardian ad Litem Handbook, 2018
  • "Evidentiary Issues Concerning Medical Records from the Perspective of Parents and the Children," delivered to the Legal Action of Wisconsin's Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, November 2008
  • "Wisconsin Divorce Kit," delivered at the 2015 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, October 2015
  • "Basic Divorce," delivered at the 2016 Volunteer Lawyers Project, November 10, 2016
  • "Hearing Children's Voices in Family Court," Judicial Education Family Law Seminar, Presenter, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, March 2017
  • "Family Law: Hot Topics from Experienced GALs," Milwaukee Bar Association Family Law Section, Presenter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Served as Guardian ad Litem in several hundred cases involving: Divorce, Paternity, and Child Abuse
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst 
  • Family and Children's Court Certified
  • Completion of Guardian ad Litem Training
  • Completion of Certified Mediator Training with Zena Zumeta
  • Trained as Collaborative Practitioner
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Milwaukee Family Law Clinic
  • Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Chapter of the American Inns of Court, President
  • Society of Family Lawyers, Secretary (2018-2019)
  • The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, Certified Member
  • The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, Certified Member
  • Collaborative Family Law Counsel of Wisconsin, Member
  • Committee Member, Consulting Committee for the Milwaukee County Safe Exchange and Visitation Committee, June of 2013 to present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section, Member
  • Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Family Law, 2011
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2015
  • Wisconsin's "Rising Stars" in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Juris Doctor Degree, Public Interest Law Society, Fellowship Recipient 2004, Marquette Mediation Competition, Winner 2004, Student Bar Association, 3L Class Representative
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer 2019
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Social Welfare, Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Office location for Kate A. Neugent

11270 W. Park Place
Suite 220
Milwaukee, WI 53224

Phone: 262-592-4509


5 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

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