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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.
4

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.
5

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  //  LaCava Law Firm, LLC

Born in Illinois and raised in Florida, Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney Michael LaCava graduated from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2013. During school and thereafter, Michael gained valuable experience in the areas of Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Labor and Employment.

In 2015, Michael resettled in Illinois with his family, and shortly thereafter founded LaCava Law Firm, LLC, and began serving the Fox Valley area and surrounding Chicagoland. In a short time, Michael earned an excellent reputation for his thoroughness, knowledge, accessibility, and professionalism.

Different in many ways from a typical attorney, Michael prides himself on his responsiveness, attention to detail, and the close relationships that he shares with his clients and other referring professionals. Specializing in estate planning and real estate transactions, Michael has successfully helped over a thousand clients with their needs.

michael@lacavalawfirm.com(630) 444-7504
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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 Villa Park

Villa Park is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The population is 21,904 at the 2010 Census. The Village of Villa Park is an inner western suburb of Chicago.

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

History of Villa Park

When Ovaltine established its factory, it needed a way to make sure that its employees could get to and from work safely regardless of the weather, terrain or other issues. Villa Park was built originally for that reason, as well as for a convenient train stop.

Following the construction of a subdivision called Villa Park in 1908 and another called Ardmore in 1910 by the real estate firm Ballard & Pottinger, Villa Park was incorporated in 1914 by uniting the two subdivisions of 300 people. The first village president, William H. Calhoun, was elected on September 12, 1914. Although the merged town was originally named after the Ardmore subdivision, the community changed its name to Villa Park in 1917. Villa Park was one of a number of suburbs directly west of downtown Chicago that flourished as a result of the electric interurban line, the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad. The railroad ran from the Chicago Loop, directly west to Wheaton, Illinois, where it then split into two lines, one traveling southwest to Aurora and the other northwest to Elgin. Two small commercial areas developed, one around the Villa Avenue station and the other around the Ardmore Avenue station. In 1957, the CA&E ceased to carry passengers because of a dramatic drop in ridership from the loss of a one-seat ride by the construction of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and the general increase in use of personal automobiles. The right-of-way was eventually cleaned up and developed into a hiking and bicycling trail known as the Illinois Prairie Path. The Ardmore Station is now home to the Chamber of Commerce, and the Villa Avenue Station houses the Villa Park Historical Society.

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

History Continued in Villa Park

Villa Park was home to the Ovaltine chocolate factory until it closed in 1988. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as building #86003781.[1] It has since been converted into loft apartments.[4]

Many of the residents are of Eastern European heritage, including Polish, Czech, and Russian. There is also a significant Hispanic heritage.

A sizeable Muslim immigrant community began to gather in the area in the 1980s and 1990s and established the Islamic Foundation School in 1986.

In September 2017, Villa Park was ranked No. 28 in Money Magazines “Best Places to Live in America”.[5] In October 2017, the Village was named by Money Magazineas the “8th Best Place in America to Raise a Family Now”.[6] The Daily Herald and NBC Chicago also published stories on these distinctions.

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

Government in Villa Park

Villa Park has a manager-council government. The village manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town. The manager position is appointed by the Village Board of Trustees. The village is governed by the Village President and six trustees, comprising the Village Board. The six trustees and the village clerk are elected on a rotating basis every two years so that not all the trustees are up for re-election at the same time. A list of elected officials currently holding office can be found on the Village’s website at invillapark.com.

Advising the Village Board on various issues are numerous commissions, composed of local residents appointed to the posts.

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

Demographics of Villa Park

As of the census[13] of 2015, there were 21,800 people, 7,737 households, and 5,748 families residing in the village. The population density was 4469 people per square mile (7206.58/km2). There were 8,199 housing units at an average density of 1060 per square mile . The racial makeup of the village was 66% (14,822) White, 5% (1,089) Asian, 6% (1,308) African American, 0% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22% of the population (4,796). 15.9% of the population is foreign born US Census with 16% coming from Europe, 27% from Asia (Mainly Pakistan and Northern India), 1% from Africa, and 56% from Latin America.[3]

There were 7,810 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.30.[3]

In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $70,176 and the median income for a family was $52,055.[14] Males had a median income of $81,429 versus $62,170 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,538 About 2.6% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 8% of those age 65 or over.

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

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