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Estate Planning Attorney in Forest Lake

Illinois Estate Attorney Process

How our estate planning process works


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.

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.

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.


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.

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. 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 Forest Lake

Forest Lake is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Ela Township of Lake County, Illinois, United States. It is about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. The population was 1,659 at the 2010 census.[1] The community of Forest Lake was founded in 1935 as a vacation community for Chicago residents.


Geography of Forest Lake

Forest Lake is located in southwestern Lake County at 42°12′28″N 88°3′13″W (42.207824, -88.053475).[2] It is bordered to the north, west, and south by Hawthorn Woods, and to the east and south by Kildeer. The village of Lake Zurich boundary comes within 0.1 miles (0.16 km) of the southwest corner of the CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Forest Lake CDP has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), of which 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 14.86%, are water,[3] consisting of the community’s namesake water body.


Forest Lake Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,659 people, 662 households, and 446 families residing in the Forest Lake. The population density was 3,606.5 people per square mile (934.1/km2). Forest Lake showed there were 662 housing units at an average density of 1,439.1/sq mi (231.6/km2). The racial makeup of the Forest Lake in 2016 was 89.6% White, 1.0% African American, 3.6% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population. The percentage of people “foreign born” in Forest Lake is 17.4%, with 14.1% born in Europe.