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Alexander Florian Steciuch

Alexander Florian Steciuch

Steciuch Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law...
  • Indiana
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Summary

My name is Alexander Florian Steciuch and I am a licensed attorney operating in Northwest Indiana. As a lifelong citizen of this area I have a strong personal drive in helping out the citizens of our community, whether it be through proper estate planning for throughout a client's life or helping out with whatever small legal problems that may arise. My legal passion lies in the area of estate planning and areas of elder law. I take strong personal satisfaction in helping people make sure that their wishes are known, respected and carried out by the individuals they trust most in their life in times of incapacity and insecurity.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 1 HR consultation for those looking to explore planning their estate.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa & Mastercard
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees are charged for almost all estate planning services and traditional legal services. Litigation and consultations are on an hourly basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Steciuch Law
- Current
Legal Intern
Valparaiso University School of Law Mediation Clinic
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Mediated Small Claims Court cases as well as Divorce proceedings.
Law Clerk
Gordon Etzler & Associates
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Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. / Law (2015)
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Valpo Law Blog, Teaching Assistant
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar # 32772-64
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Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Upskirting and the Spirit of the Law
Valpo Law Blog
Speaking Engagements
An Abbreviated Guide To Trusts, 605 Beech Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Steciuch Law
Having The Talk: Discussing Estate Planning With Your Loved Ones, 605 Beech Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Join us to learn how to approach the hard to discuss topic of estate planning with your family members. This topic will cover how to initiate the conversation, how to address the difficult emotional questions and the importance of planning ahead while these conversations can still take place.
The Basics of Estate Planning, 605 Beech Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Steciuch Law
Certifications
Licensed Indiana Attorney
Indiana Board of Law Examiners
Websites & Blogs
Website
Steciuch Law Website
Legal Answers
175 Questions Answered

Q. Can child support be changed without a court order?
A: You pay the amount that the court orders, not the amount that your ex-wife thinks she should be getting. If you get a court order informing you that you now pay a different amount, pay that amount.
Q. If my boyfriend is still married to someone else can our child carry his last name and can he be on the certificate?
A: Yes he can. Being in a marriage does not stop you from conceiving and having a child with someone else.
Q. What are my rights as a tenant with no lease (month to month)?
A: Your rights as a tenant with no lease going month to month are roughly the same as a tenant with a year long lease. However, in this situation, your landlord did nothing wrong. If you are month to month the proper notice that there will be no renewal of the lease is a month's time (30 days). It does not have to be in writing, although most people do do that in order to ensure that there is no conflict about whether or not notice was provided. Your landlord also does not have to give you notice that they are selling the property.
Q. My ex will not let me see my young son She since married hides him from me only want to participate in his life advice?
A: I'm sorry you're in this situation. If you already have a child custody agreement in place you will have to go to court to enforce it. If you do not have a child custody agreement in place you will have to go to court to get one in order to force the mother to let you see your child. Consult with a local family law attorney in the area where the child lives as that will have to be where the child custody case is heard by the courts.
Q. I loaned a friend over $3100 in cash. I have various text messages stating he will pay me back. do I have a case?
A: This is what Small Claims court is made for. Take screenshots of your text messages, print them, show the name, the phone number and the time and dates of the messages on those prints and get ready to file a Small Claims case. Go to your local county court, find the Small Claims clerk, ask for a complaint form, pay the filing fee and service fee and gather any other evidence that you have. This can usually all be done without the help of a lawyer. Just remember though that you have to be able to prove everything you claim.
Q. Can the courts in Indiana, after a positive DNA test for the presumed father, change the last name to his from mine?
A: No, even if the father establishes his paternity, the name of the child is not changed to that of the father's automatically. If the father had custody he could petition the court to change the child's last name but absent a very good reason to do so he would most likely be unsuccessful.
Q. At what age does a lil boy need his own room from the mother he is 3 years old
A: As far as I am aware, there is no legal requirement that children have their own separate rooms from their parents or their siblings. That said, it could be ordered as a part of a child custody agreement that a child have their own room.
Q. Can landlord refuse to service an AC after hours when the internal temp is 85 and small children live in the home?
A: Yes, he can refuse to service an AC after hours. 1. Air conditioning is not considered a necessity like heating is in Indiana. It is not required to be operational 24/7 throughout the year. 2. The AC broke down today and the landlord was notified in the evening on a Sunday. No one is coming out on an evening on a Sunday to fix an air conditioner. 3. If this is a week later and your air conditioner is still not fixed and your landlord still refuses to fix it or continues to stall, then you might have a problem. Even then though, a week may be a reasonable time to wait for repairs depending on the problem.
Q. A guy purposely hit my cat. What can I do?
A: File a police report for animal cruelty. Provide his details to the police and name your witnesses. If you want to recover for damages done to your cat for vet bills, you can pursue him civilly.
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Steciuch Law at the Banta Center
605 Beech Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
USA
Telephone: (219) 476-3870
Fax: (317) 203-1153