Our firm focuses on wills, estates, trusts, and probate. We help our clients get their final affairs in order and navigate through the probate courts, will and trust challenges, or trust administration. We help clients and their families avoid conflicts through comprehensive estate planning, probate-avoidance techniques, powers of attorney, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Our team-based approach is centered around avoiding emotionally draining and expensive legal battles while assuring that your interests are protected.

Block Legal Services, LLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls
Block Legal Services, LLC

Our specialized team at Block Legal Services are experts in probate and estate planning.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and has no record of discipline from the Wisconsin bar association. *

Block Legal Services, LLC

Block Legal Services, LLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Our specialized team at Block Legal Services are experts in probate and estate planning.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and has no record of discipline from the Wisconsin bar association. *

Firm Overview

Our firm focuses on wills, estates, trusts, and probate. We help our clients get their final affairs in order and navigate through the probate courts, will and trust challenges, or trust administration. We help clients and their families avoid conflicts through comprehensive estate planning, probate-avoidance techniques, powers of attorney, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Our team-based approach is centered around avoiding emotionally draining and expensive legal battles while assuring that your interests are protected.

Main Office

Main Office
2505 North 124th Street
Suite 106
Brookfield, WI 53005

Phone

(414) 930-4478

Fax

(414) 930-4479

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

You pay nothing if you don't hire us.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Estate Planning

Hourly Rates

$200-$300

Office Information
Office Hours

9-5 Monday - Friday

Office Manager

William D. Block

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Estate Planning

Not every plan is right for every family, and no two sets of circumstances are identical. By learning about your assets and goals, we can help educate you about the pros and cons of each estate structure.

Craft an estate plan that will let you rest easy knowing that your affairs have been taken care of!
As part of your overall plan, we draft documents such as Wills, Lifetime Revocable Trusts, Transfer on Death Deeds, and Marital Property Agreements.

Powers of Attorney for finances and healthcare let you appoint someone as an agent to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to. A Living Will (also called a Directive to Physicians) instructs your doctors about your wishes if your agent isn't available.

Probate

Finding yourself in control of a loved one's estate and assets can be a daunting task, especially if things were not organized very well or if there are tense family dynamics.

We can help you sort through the all the paperwork and determine whether it will be possible to avoid probate court. We also help keep the peace through a time that can be very emotionally demanding.

If probate is necessary, we draft all of the required documents and deal with the court on your behalf so that you can focus on more important things. We help you understand the terms of a will or trust and explain the rights and responsibilities of the personal representative, trustee, beneficiaries, and anyone else named in the trust.

Some assets - such as life insurance proceeds - may not go through either the probate or trust processes. Especially with older policies, it may be hard to figure out how to claim these benefits. I can track down the information you need to file a claim so that the proceeds can be distributed quickly. This will let you and your family collect the proceeds that you are entitled to without having to take time out of your busy schedule.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Estate planning is one of the few areas of law that does not have an adversary. This allows for a unique relationship between attorney and client because there are no external factors to oppose. It is this dynamic that first drew founder William Block to the area of estate planning.

From there, adding on probate and estate administration was a natural fit -- knowing the outcome of a good (or bad) estate plan makes you a better planner.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

We have a unique blend of skills that many other probate and estate attorneys do not. To begin, we focus on conflict avoidance and resolution to keep litigation costs from spiraling. We focus on transparency, good communication, and honest discourse not only with our clients but with the opposing party. This approach is rooted in conflict resolution training, including divorce mediation certification.

At the same time, we also have the litigation experience to defend our clients rights vigorously if things get heated. Many probate attorneys are not willing or interested in litigating, which can limit the options that they present to their clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We understand that navigating the legal system can be an overwhelming experience. We will listen carefully to ensure that we fully comprehend your situation and what matters most to you, and you will get all of the information you need to feel comfortable and confident with your decisions. A lawyer should provide peace of mind as well as excellent legal advice.

Block Legal Services, LLC
William Block

Before opening my own practice, I worked at several other firms, including a small family-owned office, a medium-sized multi-attorney general practice firm, and high-end firm on the top floor of an office building in downtown Milwaukee. I learned a lot from each of these experiences and was motivated by the successes of those I worked with to venture out and design a business that matched my own vision.

I received my law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010. I focused my legal education on estate planning, dispute resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. While at Marquette, I founded and served as the President of the Restorative Justice Society. I also served on the boards of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society and the Client Skills Board. I was inducted into the Pro Bono Society with high honors for outstanding volunteer involvement with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program. I also mediated small claims disputes at the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2005 with a triple major in English Composition, Philosophy, and Comparative Theology. I live in Wauwatosa with my wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 1079319
Wisconsin, 2010

Education

Marquette University Law School
Juris doctor, 2010

Marquette University
Bachelor of Arts, 2005

Block Legal Services, LLC
William Block

Before opening my own practice, I worked at several other firms, including a small family-owned office, a medium-sized multi-attorney general practice firm, and high-end firm on the top floor of an office building in downtown Milwaukee. I learned a lot from each of these experiences and was motivated by the successes of those I worked with to venture out and design a business that matched my own vision.

I received my law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010. I focused my legal education on estate planning, dispute resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. While at Marquette, I founded and served as the President of the Restorative Justice Society. I also served on the boards of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society and the Client Skills Board. I was inducted into the Pro Bono Society with high honors for outstanding volunteer involvement with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program. I also mediated small claims disputes at the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2005 with a triple major in English Composition, Philosophy, and Comparative Theology. I live in Wauwatosa with my wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 1079319
Wisconsin, 2010

Education

Marquette University Law School Juris doctor, 2010


Marquette University Bachelor of Arts, 2005


Firm Overview

Our firm focuses on wills, estates, trusts, and probate. We help our clients get their final affairs in order and navigate through the probate courts, will and trust challenges, or trust administration. We help clients and their families avoid conflicts through comprehensive estate planning, probate-avoidance techniques, powers of attorney, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Our team-based approach is centered around avoiding emotionally draining and expensive legal battles while assuring that your interests are protected.

Main Office

Main Office
2505 North 124th Street
Suite 106
Brookfield, WI 53005

Phone

(414) 930-4478

Fax

(414) 930-4479

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

You pay nothing if you don't hire us.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Estate Planning

Hourly Rates

$200-$300

Office Information
Office Hours

9-5 Monday - Friday

Office Manager

William D. Block

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Estate Planning

Not every plan is right for every family, and no two sets of circumstances are identical. By learning about your assets and goals, we can help educate you about the pros and cons of each estate structure.

Craft an estate plan that will let you rest easy knowing that your affairs have been taken care of!
As part of your overall plan, we draft documents such as Wills, Lifetime Revocable Trusts, Transfer on Death Deeds, and Marital Property Agreements.

Powers of Attorney for finances and healthcare let you appoint someone as an agent to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to. A Living Will (also called a Directive to Physicians) instructs your doctors about your wishes if your agent isn't available.

Probate

Finding yourself in control of a loved one's estate and assets can be a daunting task, especially if things were not organized very well or if there are tense family dynamics.

We can help you sort through the all the paperwork and determine whether it will be possible to avoid probate court. We also help keep the peace through a time that can be very emotionally demanding.

If probate is necessary, we draft all of the required documents and deal with the court on your behalf so that you can focus on more important things. We help you understand the terms of a will or trust and explain the rights and responsibilities of the personal representative, trustee, beneficiaries, and anyone else named in the trust.

Some assets - such as life insurance proceeds - may not go through either the probate or trust processes. Especially with older policies, it may be hard to figure out how to claim these benefits. I can track down the information you need to file a claim so that the proceeds can be distributed quickly. This will let you and your family collect the proceeds that you are entitled to without having to take time out of your busy schedule.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Estate planning is one of the few areas of law that does not have an adversary. This allows for a unique relationship between attorney and client because there are no external factors to oppose. It is this dynamic that first drew founder William Block to the area of estate planning.

From there, adding on probate and estate administration was a natural fit -- knowing the outcome of a good (or bad) estate plan makes you a better planner.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

We have a unique blend of skills that many other probate and estate attorneys do not. To begin, we focus on conflict avoidance and resolution to keep litigation costs from spiraling. We focus on transparency, good communication, and honest discourse not only with our clients but with the opposing party. This approach is rooted in conflict resolution training, including divorce mediation certification.

At the same time, we also have the litigation experience to defend our clients rights vigorously if things get heated. Many probate attorneys are not willing or interested in litigating, which can limit the options that they present to their clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We understand that navigating the legal system can be an overwhelming experience. We will listen carefully to ensure that we fully comprehend your situation and what matters most to you, and you will get all of the information you need to feel comfortable and confident with your decisions. A lawyer should provide peace of mind as well as excellent legal advice.

Block Legal Services, LLC
William Block

Before opening my own practice, I worked at several other firms, including a small family-owned office, a medium-sized multi-attorney general practice firm, and high-end firm on the top floor of an office building in downtown Milwaukee. I learned a lot from each of these experiences and was motivated by the successes of those I worked with to venture out and design a business that matched my own vision.

I received my law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010. I focused my legal education on estate planning, dispute resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. While at Marquette, I founded and served as the President of the Restorative Justice Society. I also served on the boards of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society and the Client Skills Board. I was inducted into the Pro Bono Society with high honors for outstanding volunteer involvement with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program. I also mediated small claims disputes at the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2005 with a triple major in English Composition, Philosophy, and Comparative Theology. I live in Wauwatosa with my wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 1079319
Wisconsin, 2010

Education

Marquette University Law School
Juris doctor, 2010

Marquette University
Bachelor of Arts, 2005

Block Legal Services, LLC
William Block

Before opening my own practice, I worked at several other firms, including a small family-owned office, a medium-sized multi-attorney general practice firm, and high-end firm on the top floor of an office building in downtown Milwaukee. I learned a lot from each of these experiences and was motivated by the successes of those I worked with to venture out and design a business that matched my own vision.

I received my law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010. I focused my legal education on estate planning, dispute resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. While at Marquette, I founded and served as the President of the Restorative Justice Society. I also served on the boards of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Society and the Client Skills Board. I was inducted into the Pro Bono Society with high honors for outstanding volunteer involvement with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program. I also mediated small claims disputes at the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2005 with a triple major in English Composition, Philosophy, and Comparative Theology. I live in Wauwatosa with my wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 1079319
Wisconsin, 2010

Education

Marquette University Law School Juris doctor, 2010


Marquette University Bachelor of Arts, 2005


This lawyer is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and has no record of discipline from the Wisconsin bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

Contact Us

Videos
  • The Importance of Will and Estate Planning

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and has no record of discipline from the Wisconsin bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.