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Alexander Florian Steciuch

Alexander Florian Steciuch

Steciuch Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law...
  • Indiana
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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. I offer flat fee estate planning to its clients. It is my belief that I best serve my clients by offering clearly posted prices for our services ahead of time. There are no extra hourly costs for telephone calls, emails or other communications between the client and the attorney associated with estate planning. If your estate planning needs are not listed here, I will attempt to offer an estimated range of cost for your case. $400.00 Basic Estate Plan Package $600.00 Basic Couple’s Estate Plan $50.00 Last Wishes & Funeral Directive $1,000.00 Revocable Living Trust $1,300.00 Basic Estate Plan Package & Revocable Living Trust $1,500.00 Basic Couple’s Estate Plan Package & Revocable Living Trust Additional Services: In Home/Hospital Visit are available. Price based on distance from office. Emergency Visits and Drafting available. Price negotiable on time constraints. I also offer a variety of other general practice services, the full list of which can be viewed elsewhere. Unless otherwise agreed upon, I will attempt to offer flat fee services instead of an hourly rate.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Steciuch Law
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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. (2015) | Law
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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
Saving Your Family Problems and Heartache: A Guide To Estate Planning, Vibra Health Fair, Indian American Cultural Center
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
Steciuch Law
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
321 Questions Answered

Q. Complaining about Black Mold for two months LANDLORD has done nothing. Can I stop paying rent until he address issues in
A: Indiana does not explicitly allow for the withholding of rent due to a disagreement with the landlord or for lack of repairs. If you believe that your landlord is violating your lease agreement or the law, such as the implied warranty of habitability, you need to inform your landlord in writing of the problem and give them reasonable time to address the issue. If the landlord does not fix the issue or refuses to you can consider yourself constructively evicted from the property. Your option then is to move out. Document everything, including communications and the black mold with clear easy to understand pictures. Be prepared to keep detailed records and have to present your case in court if it comes to that. Consult with a local landlord/tenant attorney in your area.
Q. Can a LL come into the house about time they want without notice?
A: Landlords have the right to inspect and make repairs to the property. However they are also required to give reasonable notice of inspection or repairs. Reasonable is usually 24 hours notice. This is to balance the interest of the landlord in his or her property and the tenant's right to quietly enjoy said property. If you only have a verbal contract, I'm assuming you are month to month. If you want to terminate your agreement with the landlord, inform him in writing 30 days before you intent to move out that you will not be renewing your lease.
Q. My brother is in a nursing home they say he has alzheimers his wife has the POA but she is cheating on him what can i do
A: If you believe that your brother is incapacitated and being abused, your best chance is to file for guardianship over your brother. However, be aware that in Indiana the presumed first choice of guardian is actually the person's POA, followed by their spouse.
Q. Is retirement money part of a person's esate
A: 'Retirement money' in this context could mean any number of accounts or investments. It is difficult to answer your question with limited information. In general, anything with a beneficiary designation passes outside of a person's estate. This can include IRAs, pensions, life insurance, brokerage accounts, and annuities. However this is not an exhaustive list. If you want to get a more definite answer sit down with an estate planning attorney.
Q. In the state of Indiana If someone leaves their belongings stored at your house for four years is it legally yours?
A: There is no hard or fast rule on abandonment of personal belongings in regard to a time limit. Abandonment occurs when the true and rightful owner intentionally relinquishes ownership of the belonging. If you are unsure if it is abandoned, feel free to ask that person if they want their stuff back or not.
Q. Do I have to hire a lawyer to modify custody arrangements?
A: You do not have to hire an attorney to modify a child custody agreement. It is however advisable for you to at least consult with one before attempting this on your own.
Q. In Indiana, can I be terminated without being given a reason?
A: Yes, you can be fired without reason in Indiana. The only exceptions are if you are a part of a collective bargaining agreement (union) or your termination was on the basis of a legally protected status (age, race, national origin, etc.).
Q. How can I get charged with animal cruelty foran dog that wasnt mines
A: Ownership of an animal is not an element of the crime of animal cruelty. That's why.
Q. Small claims after divorce for not paying their part of debt
A: Small Claims is not the appropriate court to bring a claim against them in. Since this is related to your divorce, the court that handled your divorce maintains jurisdiction over the case.
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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