Maureen Black

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Primary Office

8651 N Port Washington Rd A, Fox Point, WI 53217

Legal Assistant
Shannon Ernest (414) 666-9486 [email protected]
Mailing Address

933 N Mayfair Rd Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Contact Information
Email Linkedin Avvo
Primary Office

8651 N Port Washington Rd A, Fox Point, WI 53217

Legal Assistant
Shannon Ernest (414) 666-9486 [email protected]
Mailing Address

933 N Mayfair Rd Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Clients describe Maureen Black as one of the best family law attorneys in the city. She might have been one of the best attorneys in Ohio had she not had the good sense to move to the Badger State after attending college at Ohio University and law school at the University of Dayton. That brand of excellent judgment along with her responsiveness and confidence provide the framework for a smooth and seamless divorce process for her clients.

Maureen is a steady and compassionate guide—helping clients get divorced on their own terms. She knows the process can be very emotional and that, sometimes, clients aren’t ready to be divorced on the court’s timeline. She helps absorb and insulate some of the emotional shock by customizing her approach to ensure each client’s expectations are fulfilled and that they always know what lies ahead.

As a person, Maureen is honest, calm, and efficient. As the mother of small children, she understands the nuances of a parent-child relationship and is an excellent listener and sounding board who can quickly understand her client’s priorities. In the courtroom, she is firm, prepared, and unflappable. She especially shines as a litigator presenting or defending cases in court.

Maureen’s favorite clients are the ones who can see past the immediate trauma of divorce to claim their futures. She tries to help clients move beyond the short-term gratification of making decisions based on emotion and, instead, encourages them to focus on long-term goals that benefit their family’s overall emotional and financial health.

Most of all, Maureen wants to genuinely help people. This comes through in other areas of her life as well. As a member of Young Wishmakers of Wisconsin, she supports the Make a Wish foundation. She also gives her time and talent to the Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers. And though she gives her support to the Bucks and Brewers, she has given her heart to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Sorry, Packers!)

  • Education

    Ohio University, B.S. Broadcast Journalism
    University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.

  • Expertise Top 17 Best Divorce Lawyers
  • Recognized by Lawyers of Distinction
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Top Rated Family Law Attorney
  • National Awards
    • Named SuperLawyers “Rising Star”

Maureen’s commitment to family law causes is demonstrated in her history of affiliations with the below association(s):

  • Volunteer Coordinator for the Young Wishmakers of Wisconsin
  • Leander J. Foley Society of Family Lawyers
  • Bar Admissions



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“Karp & Iancu are amazing! They have helped me with two different things. Unfortunately I needed them, but fortunately they really helped me! They are the best!”

Laura – in Wauwatosa

“The entire staff was extremely kind, knowledgeable and quickly responsive to all of my concerns and needs.”


Maureen's Practice Locations

8651 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite A
Fox Point, WI 53217



Divorce is difficult & exhausting, but it's not devastating or complicated with the right attorneys on your side.

Our Approach to Divorce

Legal Separation

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Learn whether sole custody or joint custody is best for your children and find a visitation schedule that will work for your family.

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Child Support

When you’re a parent going through a divorce, your first concern is likely your children. Our lawyers are experts in guiding clients through the options available. We understand your top priority is making sure your children are taken care of.

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Whether paternity is established by acknowledgement or only after genetic tests, we are here to help you through the process from start to finish.

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Alimony & Maintenance

Marriage isn’t always equal—and neither is divorce. You may have made unequal caretaking or financial contributions to the family. We will help you fight to make sure those contributions are acknowledged and compensated.

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Property & Assets

When you’re facing a division of marital property, it can be tough to ensure you’ll get a fair share of the assets. We’ll work with you to determine what is and is not part of the marital estate and will help you claim what is rightfully yours.

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Whether you have a premarital property agreement or a post-marital property agreement, we can help determine whether it is still fair to you and how it might affect the outcome of your divorce.

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