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Carlton D. Stansbury - Milwaukee, WI

11270 W. Park PlaceSuite 220 Milwaukee, WI 53224

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Updated: 11/28/2022

Milwaukee Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Whether you are contemplating divorce or have already been served papers, enlist the help of Attorney Carlton D. Stansbury. An esteemed family law attorney at Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Carlton provides strong yet compassionate representation to all clients. He handles every case with respect, dignity, and your best interest in mind. Carlton believes that every case is unique, which is why he strives to give each client personalized attention and carefully tailored strategy...

About Carlton D. Stansbury

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Paternity
  • Alimony
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Litigation

  • 80%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • Court Commissioner, Honorable Frederick C. Rosa, Milwaukee County (Circuit Court Judge )
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President, Wisconsin Chapter (2009 to 2010))
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section (Editor-in-Chief, Wisconsin Journal of Family Law (2011-2016) Chair, Board of Directors (2008 to 2009) Member, Child Support Initiative Committee (1999 to 2002) Chairperson, Child Support Committee (1996 to 1997))
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member (Board of Directors (2019 to present), President, Wisconsin Chapter (2015))
  • American Bar Association, and Family Law Section (1992 to 2011) (Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2009 to 2010), Member, Council (1998 to 2007), Chair, Finance Committee (2004 to 2008), Co-Chair, CLE Committee (2004 to 2005), Financial Officer (2003 to 2004), Chair, Publications Development Board (1998 to 2003), Chair, Social Security Committee (1994 to 1998), Member, Diversity Committee (2003 to 2005), Recipient – “Chair’s Cup” for “meritorious service exceeding what is expected of our leadership” 2005 and 2002)
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. (Chair (2004), Co-Chair, Marketing Committee (2005 to 2006), Co-Chair, Southeastern Chapter (2002), Member and Lecturer, Training Committee (2001 to 2009))
  • American Bar Association Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (2006 to 2011)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Drafting Committee for the Model Participation Agreement (2010))
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Family Law Section (Member, Bench/Bar Circuit Court Committee – Family Division (2003 to 2005))
  • Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers, Member (Past President (Society of Family Lawyers))
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association, Member

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: with Distinction
    Law Review: Iowa Law Review, volume 75, Note and Comment Editor
    Law Review: Iowa Law Review, volume 74, Member
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society

Classes and Seminars

  • Faculty Member, “Maintenance Workshop,” 2021 Wisconsin Judicial College, Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Judicial Education, Madison, Wisconsin, July 2021.
  • "Social Security and Divorce: Key Things to Know,” Advanced Skills & Techniques for Family Law Practice,” delivered to the State Bar of Wisconsin, Virtual, December 2020.
  • Faculty Member, “Maintenance Workshop,” 2020 Wisconsin Judicial College, Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Judicial Education, Madison, Wisconsin, July 2020.
  • Moderator, “ Judge’s Panel,” Wisconsin Chapter for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 38th Annual Divorce Wisconsin Style Seminar, Milwaukee, February 2020.
  • Intensive Introduction to the UCCJEA,” Milwaukee County Family Court Judge’s Annual Retreat, Milwaukee, January 2020
  • Milwaukee County Family Court Judge’s Annual Retreat, Milwaukee, January 2020
  • “Relocation Cases: What to do When Real Life Clashes with the Law,” Marquette University Law School Volunteer Legal Clinic CLE Series, Milwaukee, November 2019.
  • “Critical UCCJEA Problems: Getting the Answer Right the First Time,” Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice,” State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, October 2019.
  • “Critical Maintenance Principles from Temporary to Modified Maintenance,” 2019 Family Court Commissioners Association Conference, La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 2019.
  • Faculty Member, “Maintenance Workshop,” 2019 Wisconsin Judicial College, Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Judicial Education, Madison, Wisconsin, July 2019.
  • “Parenting Coordinator vs. Special Master/Referee vs. Family Court: Who Can Do What?”, delivered to the 2019 Joint Wisconsin Family Court Commissioner Association/Wisconsin Association of Judicial Court Commissioners Spring Conference, Port Washington, Wisconsin. May 2019.
  • “Make the UCCJEA Simple,” delivered to the Kanawha County Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, Charleston, West Virginia, May 22, 2019.
  • Moderator, “Judge’s Panel,” Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 37th Annual Divorce Wisconsin Style Seminar, Milwaukee, March 2019.
  • “How Estate Planning Professionals Can Add Value To a Divorce Process,” delivered to the Racine Kenosha Estate Planning Council, Kenosha, Wisconsin November 2018.
  • “What Judges Are Taught About Maintenance: It’s More Than a Single Factor,” delivered to the State Bar of Wisconsin 37th Annual Family Law Workshop, Door County, August 2018.
  • Faculty Member, “Maintenance Workshop,” 2018 Wisconsin Judicial College, Wisconsin Supreme Court Office of Judicial Education, Madison, Wisconsin, July 2018.
  • “Federal Filibuster: Social Security, UCCJEA, UIFSA, Military, FVAWA, and ICWA,” presented to the 2018 Family Law Continuing Legal Education Conference, Washington State Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Spokane, Washington, May 2018.
  • Moderator, “Judge’s Panel,” Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 36th Annual Divorce Wisconsin Style Seminar, Milwaukee, March 2018.
  • “Between Shirking and Earning Capacity: An Analysis of Statutes and Case Law,” presented to the Wisconsin Supreme Court 2018 Family Law Seminar, Madison, February 2018.

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Carlton D. Stansbury

Included on the 2023 Wisconsin list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Carlton D. Stansbury on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed one of Milwaukee’s Best Lawyers in Milwaukee Magazine
  • Named as one of Wisconsin’s Top 10 Super Lawyers
  • Selected for Lifetime Achievement in America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • AV-Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Directory
  • AV-Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Directory Judicial Edition

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Office Information

Address

11270 W. Park PlaceSuite 220 Milwaukee, WI 53224

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday: By Appointment Only

Publication

Articles

  • Article: “Not Empty Promises: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Divorce Agreement Integrity,” 38 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 73 (October 2021)
  • Article: “Stimulate Your Value with Stimulus Language,” 38 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 62 (July 2021).
  • Article: “Family Law is Real Law, Even If a Judge Must Hold an In-Person Final Hearing,” 37 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 58 (July 2020)
  • Article: “Is the Haugen Decision Functionally Obsolete?”, 22 Wisconsin Law Journal (February 2008).
  • Article: “Law School’s Behind Me—Now What?” 30 Family Advocate 8 (Fall 2007).
  • Book Review: “The Military Divorce Handbook,” 27 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 55 (2007).
  • Article: “Wisconsin’s Adoption of the UCCJEA Significantly Alters and Clarifies Child Custody Jurisdiction,” 26 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 93 (Fall 2006).
  • Article: “Discovery of Mental Health Records in Custody Disputes,” The Family Law Review, published by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (May 2005).
  • Article: “Proactive Advise for Starting Your Own Law Firm,” 27 Family Advocate 4 (Spring 2005).
  • Article: “Practicing the Five Ps,” 1 Perspectives (Spring 2005) (published by the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin).
  • Article: “Drafting Enforceable College Education Provisions in Settlement Agreements,” 24 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 111 (2004).
  • Chapter: Balancing the Competing Interests When Piercing the Privilege: Discovery of Mental Health Records in Custody Disputes, 2003 Family Law Update (Aspen Publishers 2003).
  • Chapter: Preparing Your Client for Mediation, 101+Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer (2nd ed. ABA Family Law Section 2003).
  • Article: “A National Blanket of Health Care Coverage: Making QMCSOs and COBRA Work,” 18 GPSOLO 14 (September 2001).
  • Article: “Update on Significant Family Law Cases,” Wisconsin Legal Opinions (May 2001).
  • Article: “Federal Insurance Provisions You Must Understand: COBRA, QMCSO, and Social Security,” 23 Family Advocate 18 (Spring 2001).
  • Article: “When is Enough Enough? Maintenance Modification Due to Retirement,” 21 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 7 (2001).
  • Article: “The Pendulum Swings Again: Credit for Child Support Arrears Now Allowed in Limited Scenarios,” 19 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 40 (1999).
  • Article: “Map Out Your Relocation Case on the Web” 20 Family Advocate 43 (1998).
  • Chapter: Deviating from the Percentage Guidelines in High Income Cases: Formulating Persuasive Arguments, 1997 Wiley Family Law Update (Wiley & Sons 1997).
  • Chapter: Creative Techniques for Breaking the Impasse, Settlement Tips and Techniques for the Family Lawyer (ABA Family Law Section 1997).
  • Article: “The Internet: An Efficient and Cost Effective Tool for Successfully Litigating the Custody Relocation Case,” 17 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 73 (1997).
  • Chapter: Social Security Benefits: A Primer for the Family Lawyer, 1996 Wiley Family Law Update (Wiley & Sons 1996).
  • Article: “Deviating from the Percentages Guidelines in High Income Cases: Formulating Persuasive Arguments,” 10 American Journal of Family Law 135 (1996).
  • Article: “Deviating from Child Support Percentages in High Income Cases,” 16 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 83 (1996).
  • Book Review: “Pension Distribution Answer Book,” 16 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 37 (1996).
  • Article: “Which Came First: An Examination of the Serial Family Payor Provision”, 68 Wisconsin Lawyer 18 (1995).
  • Book Review: “When your Ex Won’t Pay,” 15 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 53 (1995).
  • Article: “Kiddie QDROs’ Now Available to Insure Medical Benefits for Children,” 14 Wisconsin Journal of Family Law 21 (1994).
  • Article: “New Federal Laws to Ensure Medical Benefits for Children,” 6 New York Domestic Relations Reporter 141 (Matthew Bender 1994).
  • Article: “Deadly and Dangerous Weapons and AIDS: The Moore Analysis is Likely to be Dangerous,” 74 Iowa Law Review 951 (1989).
  • Chapter: Qualified Medical Child Support Orders, System Book for Family Law (State Bar of Wisconsin).

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