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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. $350.00 Basic Estate Plan Package $550.00 Basic Couple’s Estate Plan $50.00 Last Wishes & Funeral Directive $50.00/Year Will Storage $1,000.00 Revocable Living Trust $1,300.00 Basic Estate Plan Package & Revocable Living Trust $1,400.00 Basic Couple’s Estate Plan Package & Revocable Living Trust $300.00 Trust Review 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
- 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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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
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
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Steciuch Law Website
Legal Answers
203 Questions Answered

Q. Can my landlord kick me out and tell me to leave the next day?
A: No, this is not legal. if you are renting month to month and pay month to month your landlord needs to give you that much time (30 days) notice that she does not plan to renew. You cannot be forced out with no notice on a month to month tenancy.
Q. Does a widow's Will negate her husband's Will?
A: Assuming that your father's will is read as 'everything to my wife and when my wife dies, to the two children,' your mother's will is going to be controlling in this situation. Once your father passed away and it left everything to your mother, your mother now owns that property outright. When your mother passes away, her Will will be controlling because it is her property to control. This is assuming a lot on how your father's will is worded. I recommend having an estate planning or probate attorney sit down and review the will.
Q. I have shared custody and my ex got remarried. Can I get out child support since her household income went up?
A: You are almost never going to be able to get out of paying child support. That said, if your ex spouse is now married again her new income could be factored in to how much you have to pay for child support. Any modification of your child support is going to require a court order of the child custody agreement though. Consult with a family law attorney in your area for representation and legal advice.
Q. My tenants are disputing letter sent itemizing damages for not returning security deposit. What is my next step?
A: Your next step is going to depend on what you want to do. Your former tenants can dispute the itemized damages all they want. They could sue in Small Claims in an attempt to recover it but it sounds like you have a mound of proof and damages to come back at them with. If you want to recover against your former tenants you would need to initiate your own lawsuit against them. If the damages are over $6,000, you will need to do this outside of Small Claims court.
Q. I fell off a ladder at a friends house when it broke and ended up with a compound fracture. Can I sue him?
A: Yes you can sue him. Whether or not you'd be successful is another question. Your best bet would be to consult with a personal injury attorney in your area for legal advice and representation. Many personal injury attorneys give free consultations.
Q. I want to move 2 hrs away to be with my boyfriend. I am primary physical. Can my sons father prevent this?
A: Yes, he can. Before you move you will have to petition the proper court to allow for your relocation. The father of the child can prevent you from moving away by requesting the court to not allow you to move.
Q. Can paternal grandmother serve papers at mothers workplace for grandparents rights?
A: Personal service is service when it comes to a court proceeding in Indiana. That said, she cannot just drop off papers at your place of employment and consider you served. If there is no case number then there is no court proceeding. That said, you should attempt to search for your name, the name of your child and t he name of the grandparent to see if there is indeed a case that has been opened regarding this matter. If you were 'served' these papers and have a copy, the papers should have the case number on them in the caption at the top of the summons. Whether or not the grandmother has any sort of rights is up to the court to determine. That said, generally without paternity being established first, the paternal grandparents do not have any rights to the child. Consult with a family law attorney in your area for representation and legal advice.
Q. If my boyfriend is getting a divorce from his wife and she has already moved out an I aloud to move in the home
A: There's no law that says a divorced or even a married couple going through a divorce cannot cohabitate with others. However, if the wife is still on the title of the house she can still have access to the house and even choose to continue staying there. If there is an interim order entered by the judge that the wife will continue to have access to the house or will use it as her primary residence, she could also continue living there. The wife may even ask the judge to boot the husband out of the house with a sufficient enough reason.
Q. I pay $600/month child support. My ex is wanting me to pay for an optional Disney Band trip for my child. Am I obligated
A: Your child custody agreement is going to govern whether or not you are obligated to pay. Clearly you do not believe that an optional band trip to Disney is an educational expense. However, if it is through a school program, chances are high that it is. If you do not believe this to be the case though you can always go back to court to dispute it but you may not like your outcome. Consult with a family law attorney in your area who handles child custody disputes for legal advice and representation.
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Steciuch Law at the Banta Center
605 Beech Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Telephone: (219) 476-3870
Fax: (317) 203-1153