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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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Michael LaCava Attorney

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 Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles. With a population of 2,746,388 in the 2020 census,[4] it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the fifth-most populous city in North America. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second-most populous county in the U.S., while a small portion of the city’s O’Hare Airport also extends into DuPage County. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, defined as either the U.S. Census Bureau’s metropolitan statistical area (9.6 million people) or the combined statistical area (almost 10 million residents), often called Chicagoland. It is one of the 40 largest urban areas in the world.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago

Chicago’s Location

Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-19th century.[7] After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed several square miles and left more than 100,000 homeless, the city rebuilt.[8] The construction boom accelerated population growth throughout the following decades, and by 1900, less than 30 years after the great fire, Chicago was the fifth-largest city in the world.[9] Chicago made noted contributions to urban planning and zoning standards, including new construction styles (including the Chicago School of architecture), the development of the City Beautiful Movement, and the steel-framed skyscraper.[10][11]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago

Chicago’s Economy

Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. It is the site of the creation of the first standardized futures contracts, issued by the Chicago Board of Trade, which today is part of the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world, generating 20% of all volume in commodities and financial futures alone.[12] O’Hare International Airport is routinely ranked among the world’s top six busiest airports according to tracked data by the Airports Council International.[13] The region also has the largest number of federal highways and is the nation’s railroad hub.[14] The Chicago area has one of the highest gross domestic products (GDP) in the world, generating $689 billion in 2018.[15] The economy of Chicago is diverse, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce.[16] It is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Allstate, Boeing, Caterpillar, Exelon, JLL, Kraft Heinz, McDonald’s, Mondelez International, Sears, United Airlines Holdings, US Foods, and Walgreens.

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Tourism in Chicago

Chicago’s 58 million tourist visitors in 2018 set a new record,[17][18] and Chicago has been voted the best large city in the U.S. for four years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler.[19] The city was ranked first in the 2018 Time Out City Life Index, a global urban quality of life survey of 15,000 people in 32 cities,[20][21][22][23][24] and was rated second-most beautiful city in the world (after Prague) in 2021.[25] Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Grant Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago is also home to the Barack Obama Presidential Center being built in Hyde Park on the city’s South Side.[26][27]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago

Culture in Chicago

Chicago’s culture includes the visual arts, literature, film, theatre, comedy (especially improvisational comedy), food, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, gospel,[28] and electronic dance music including house music. Of the area’s many colleges and universities, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago are classified as “highest research” doctoral universities. Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues, including two Major League Baseball teams.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago