Kate A. Neugent

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Burbach & Stansbury S.C.
 | 10850 W. Park Place, Suite 530
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: 262-592-4509
Fax: 414-359-8900
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    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.

    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
    • 100%Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

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    About Kate Neugent

    Admitted: 2005, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: http://www.burbach-stansbury.com/bio_kate.html


    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Served as Guardian ad Litem in several hundred cases involving: Divorce, Paternity, and Child Abuse
    • 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, Member
    • 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

    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

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Social Welfare, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
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    Office Location for Kate A. Neugent

    10850 W. Park Place
    Suite 530
    Milwaukee, WI 53224

    Phone: 262-592-4509

    Fax: 414-359-8900

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