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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
477 Questions Answered

Q. our landlord sent all tenants in our building an eviction notice, they gave us 40 days is this legal
A: In order to be evicted you have to have a court order stating you are being evicted by a certain date and time. In order for the landlord to obtain such an order you have to be served and appear in court for an eviction hearing. What you may have is a notice to quit premises or a notice that the owner intends on demolishing the building. If you are being evicted there will be an eviction notice as part of a complaint with a cause number with the name of the court and the time and date the hearings will be taking place.
Q. I'm no longer under a lease, I pay weekly payments. How much a notice is required by law before moving
A: The legally required standard for notice to terminate the rental agreement, if there is no lease, is one period of occupancy or payment period. If you were month to month, this means you need to give one month's notice you will not be renewing the lease. If you are going week to week, that means that you only need to give a week's notice. The answer here will depend on whether or not you are month to month or week to week, as paying weekly is not the same as having a week to week lease. That said, regardless of the answer, it would be prudent of you to give your landlord more than one week's notice that you are moving out. 30 days is considered standard.
Q. Rescued a dog w/out tags or a microchip. What documents can I request from someone claiming it's theirs to prove owners
A: It's not unreasonable to request records of ownership, like vet records or vaccination schedules, from an owner when you have found a lost dog. Just be aware that if that is indeed the true owner and you're withholding their property, the dog, you could have negative legal consequences if you continue to hold onto the dog against the true owner's wishes. The true owner of the dog will always have the strongest claim to possession of the animal.
Q. Need to find out about contesting a will
A: If you are looking to contest a will you should look for a local probate attorney to set up a consultation. You can use this website to find one.
Q. Do I need a guardianship if I have a general POA to be able handle issues with social security?
A: You should be able to handle issues pertaining to Social Security for the principal of the POA. That said, many POAs are limited in scope while others explicitly spell out what powers are granted to the POA agent. You should review the POA to see if it authorizes you to speak to the SSA.
Q. Tenant had power and heat shut off. Legally does he have to leave do to this. He has also stopped paying rent.
A: If your tenant has stopped paying rent and the utilities, you need to obtain an eviction in order to reclaim the property.
Q. I live in an apartment and have these brown stains on my ceiling that keep getting bigger and showing up in other places
A: You need to inform your management company, landlord, or whomever is in charge that there could be a water leak in your ceiling AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Q. I have a court ordered judgement against me to pay $3000 for an eviction. I am now having to file for bankruptcy.
A: Yes. Failure to disclose all of your debts can have negative results for your bankruptcy.
Q. Can you file for child support in any county? Or only the county you reside in?
A: Child support is a statewide system, so it doesn't matter if one parent does not reside in your county. You should be filing in the county you reside in to establish child support.
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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