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How our estate planning process works

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Initial Discovery Call

We walk you through the estate planning basics and explain and discuss those options in more detail with you during our initial discovery phone call. If you are ready to schedule this now, please click the Schedule A Call link below.
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The Questionnaire

Once you decide to move forward, we educate ourselves about your needs based on a questionnaire that we provide to you. CLICK HERE to download.
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The Simple Estate Planning Strategy Session

Once we review the forms you provide to us, we schedule a follow-up Simple Estate Planning Strategy Session to explain and discuss the best options available to you, so you can decide how to proceed.
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Drafting

Once you decide on how you want to proceed, we draft your estate plan based on your wishes and present the drafts to you for review.
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The Signing

Once you review and finalize the estate planning documents, you then sign the finalized estate planning documents and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you have taken a major step in simplifying your end-of-life needs and goals.
Michael LaCava Attorney

Michael LaCava

Attorney  //  LaCava Law Firm, LLC

Attorney Michael LaCava has a remarkable passion for helping people navigate the intricate realms of real estate and estate planning, and his journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication to both his professional pursuits and his role as a devoted family man.

Since 2013, Michael has honed his skills to become a trusted advisor for individuals seeking guidance in their property transactions and estate planning endeavors. His expertise extends beyond the technicalities of the law, as he is genuinely committed to understanding his clients’ unique needs and ensuring their financial and legal well-being.

Outside the professional realm, Michael finds comfort and joy in his role as a family man. He is a loving husband to his wife, Melanie, and a devoted father to three awesome kids. In his free time, you’ll find Michael and his family immersed in a variety of activities. From camping trips that bring them closer to nature, to fishing adventures that instill a love for the outdoors, to sporting events where  Michael enthusiastically cheers on and coaches his kids in their various sports, Michael cherishes these moments as opportunities to connect and share his life’s journey with family and friends.

michael@lacavalawfirm.com(630) 444-7504
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LaCava Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to providing affordable, responsive, and personal service to each client.

Our commitment to each client remains consistent, we treat each client with the professional attention and service they deserve, without cutting corners. The results of that dedication are evident in the reputation we have built. Our clients love us for good reason, we deliver and provide the level of service we promise.

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All about Batavia

Batavia (/bəˈtviə/) is a city mainly in Kane County and partly in DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it was founded in 1833 and is the oldest city in Kane County.[4] As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 26,098.[5]

During the latter part of the 19th century, Batavia, home to six American-style windmill manufacturing companies, became known as “The Windmill City.”[4] Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a federal government-sponsored high-energy physics laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located just east of the city limits.

Batavia is part of a vernacular region known as the Tri-City area, along with St. Charles and Geneva, all western suburbs of similar size and relative socioeconomic condition.[6]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia,_Illinois

History of Batavia

Batavia was settled in 1833 by Christopher Payne and his family. Originally called Big Woods for the wild growth throughout the settlement, the town was renamed by local judge and former Congressman Isaac Wilson in 1840 after his former home of Batavia, New York.[7][8] Because Judge Wilson owned the majority of the town, he was given permission to rename the city.

Batavia’s settlement was delayed one year by the Black Hawk War, in which Abraham Lincoln was a citizen soldier, and Zachary Taylor and Jefferson Davis were Army officers.[9]Although there is no direct evidence that Lincoln, Taylor, or Davis visited the future site of Batavia, there are writings by Lincoln that refer to “Head of the Big Woods,” Batavia’s original name. The city was incorporated on July 27, 1872.[10]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia,_Illinois

More History of Batavia

After the death of her husband, Mary Todd Lincoln was an involuntary resident of the Batavia Institute on May 20, 1875.[11] At the time the institute was known as Bellevue Place, a sanitarium for women. Mrs. Lincoln was released four months later on September 11, 1875.[12] In the late 19th century, Batavia was a major manufacturer of the Conestoga wagons used in the country’s westward expansion.[13] Into the early 20th century, most of the windmill operated waterpumps in use by America’s farms were made at one of three windmill manufacturing companies in Batavia.[14][15] Many of the limestone buildings of these factories remain in use as government and commercial offices, and storefronts. The Aurora Elgin and Chicago Railway constructed a power plant in southern Batavia and added a branch to the city in 1902. The Campana Factory was built in 1936 to manufacture cosmetics for The Campana Company, particularly Italian Balm, the nation’s best-selling hand lotion at the time.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia,_Illinois

Geography of Batavia

Batavia is located at 41°50′56″N 88°18′30″W (41.8488583, −88.3084400).[16]

 

According to the 2010 census, Batavia has a total area of 9.707 square miles (25.14 km2), of which 9.64 square miles (24.97 km2) (or 99.31%) is land and 0.067 square miles (0.17 km2) (or 0.69%) is water.[17]

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia,_Illinois

Demographics of Batavia

As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 26,098 people residing in the city.[5] The population density in 2010 was 2,703 people per square mile (1,044/km2). There were 8,806 housing units at an average density of 973.5 per square mile (375.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.21% White, 2.42% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.35% Asian, none Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.27% of the population.

As of 2019, there were 9,834 households, out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.27.[needs update]

24.4% of the population is under 18, including 5.8% under the age of five, while 14.7% of the population is over 65. 50.7% of the population is female.

The 2019 per capita income for the city was $46.596, with 5.8% of the population living below the poverty line. Median household income in 2019 was $93,789, with the median value of an owner-occupied home at $304,400.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia,_Illinois