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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
500 Questions Answered

Q. One of the executor of my mothers estate is living in my mothers house for 2 months since her death. She won't leave.
A: You should consult with another probate attorney to discuss your concerns if your current one is not listening or dismissing your concerns.
Q. I was staying with a friend of my daughters, she and my daughter were in an argument and she kept my belongings
A: Absolutely. You can either ask that your belongings be returned or you can sue for the value of the belongings.
Q. I'm in Indiana. Is my attorney required to tell me if I'm a suspect in a criminal investigation? If I ask, that is?
A: Hypothetically, yes, your attorney would have to inform you if you were a suspect in a criminal investigation. Your attorney represents you and has a duty to act in your best interest. How your attorney would know that you were a suspect though, short of being told by the investigating authority, I do not know.
Q. How long do i have to wait after my divorce is final to remarry?
A: Attorney Acosta is correct. Once you have a final divorce decree entered you are legally able to remarry.
Q. Can a landlord still charge me a pet deposit for my pet who is an emotional support dog?
A: An emotional support animal is not the same as a service animal. Indiana law recognizes that service animals are not pets and therefore are not subject to 'no pets rules' or 'pet deposits.' However, as previously stated, an emotional support animal is NOT a service animal and are therefore still subject to pet rules. Service animals are animals that have been specifically trained to perform a task or provide services to those with a disability.
Q. If I never signed a payment arrangement with my landlord can they evict me for non payment?
A: You do not need to have a signed, written and formal lease agreement to have a valid lease agreement. If you are paying your landlord for a rental property, you have a lease agreement. If they are attempting to evict you you will receive notice of a time and date for the eviction hearing.
Q. My abuser is living at my apartment and won't leave. He isn't on the lease so how can I get him out of there?
A: File a police report for domestic abuse. Indiana law provides protections for abuse victims and protections from landlord retaliation in situations like this. File a police report, obtain a protective order and go from there. Look for free legal services if you cannot afford your own legal representation.
Q. Is it required to to provide 24hr notice for showing or a courtesy if the agreement is expired and rent isn’t paid?
A: There is no set time for a 'reasonable' notice of time for access to the property, but it is generally understood to be 24 hours. These rights are still required even if the agreement is expired and rent isn't paid. Calling a disconnected number is not providing notice and getting another resident to let you in is not a good idea legally. If you want the current tenants out, you need to evict them.
Q. I am trying to file per se for my mothers estate. She did not have a will. Can we file without an attorney in Indiana?
A: The answer is yes and no. In some counties you can file without an attorney. In others, they require that you are represented by an attorney, especially in an estate without a will. Check the local county probate rules where the deceased lived or contact the probate clerk in that county.
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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