Our Focus is You.
Freitag & Martoglio is a law firm with attorneys E. Paige Freitag and Erin Martoglio, located in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, just off the B-Line trail. We help clients with elder law related issues, asset protection and Medicaid planning, estate planning, business transactions and contracts, probate/estate and trust administration, corporate entity formations and other business needs.
Our firm is committed to providing clients with high-quality legal services that are responsive to the unique needs of you, your family and your business. We strive to create an open atmosphere so that you feel comfortable asking questions.
Freitag & Martoglio believes that part of helping our clients is contributing to the community that we share. As part of our mission, we frequent our vibrant local businesses, and actively support organizations and events that benefit our shared environment, that increase animal welfare, and promote health and fitness. Please feel free to contact us by phone at (812) 676-6030 or using the contact form below.
Visiting Us & Parking
Our office is in the historic Johnson Creamery building. When visiting us, you will find that metered parking is available along 7th Street in front of the building, and free parking (first 3 hours) is available in the public garage on Morton Street. Please do not park in the lot on the north side of the building or in the spaces in the alleyway, as you will be towed.
Visitors with a disability parking placard or license plate may park in the back parking lot, north of the Johnson Creamery building in one of the three designated accessible spots. Entry to the building is disability-accessible in both the front main doors (on 7th Street) via a ramp, or through the main doors in the back of the building (doorways are marked with an accessible sticker). Entry to our office, Suite 110, may be made via a small ramp next to the first-floor stairs.
We are a Certified Dementia Friendly Business. In recognition of National Elder Law Month in May, Freitag & Martoglio's attorneys and staff completed the Dementia Friendly Business Training from IU Health Alzheimer's Resource Services. Ask us to learn more about resources that are available to People Living with Dementia (PLWD) and their caregivers!
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Our hours are: M-F, 8AM-5PM.
We will be closed, Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day.
Areas of Practice
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Elder law has become an increasingly popular term as Baby Boomers have begun reaching age 65. Issues that face our elderly population include planning for incapacity, long term care planning, real estate issues, tax planning, and passing assets at death. An experienced elder law attorney like Paige Freitag who is familiar with all of these myriad legal areas can assist you or your family member with understanding and tackling these issues.
Business FORMAtion & transactions
Once you have decided to take the step to open your business, having an attorney to advise you along the way is valuable. Erin Martoglio can meet with you to discuss specific questions you may have regarding your type of business, help you determine the best legal entity structure (e.g. corporation, LLC, B-corp, non-profit) and assist you with forming the entity.
For established businesses, Erin can assist in reviewing and drafting contracts and agreements, discussing specific issues that you may have in the context of your business, and advise you in selling, merging or dissolving your business.
It is important to remember that taking the time to carefully understand and draft contracts can prevent issues later on. We can assist in the review and/or drafting of a wide range of contracts and agreements. Erin Martoglio can not only advise on the legal aspects of contracts, her real-life experience in contract management allows her to bring a practical perspective to contract drafting and review as well.
Estate planning is an important process that involves planning for what would happen to you, your assets and your family if you were to be incapacitated or upon the event of your death. Paige Freitag and Erin Martoglio are here to discuss your unique needs with you and to make the process as easy as possible.
Some of the most common documents that are created as part an estate plan are wills, powers of attorney, appointments of health care representative, living wills, and trusts. Both Paige and Erin can help you get your estate plans in order.
probate, estate and trust administration
When a loved one passes, you will likely have questions about what steps to take next even if your loved one had a will. We understand that this is a stressful time and our attorneys can help you determine what steps are needed in your particular situation. We can help you in handling the probate process or with administering an estate if there was no will.
In addition, our attorneys can help you with issues or questions related to the administration of trusts.
COMMERCIAL LEASING & REAL ESTATE
We can help in drafting, reviewing and implementing commercial lease agreements. In addition, we are experienced in reviewing and drafting purchase agreements for real estate and advising clients on real estate related matters.
Many families deal with the uncertainty of how to manage the cost of long term care. While Medicare provides health coverage for persons age 65 or over, Medicare does not pay for extended long term care either at home or in a nursing home.
A majority of elderly who reside in nursing homes will need to turn to Medicaid to pay for their care long term. Medicaid is a means tested public benefit program which is governed by both federal and state law. The rules for obtaining Medicaid eligibility to pay for nursing home room and board or to cover some costs of care at home are complex. Medicaid has strict rules regarding the transfer or gifting of assets, and the rules and regulations change. Unfortunately the Medicaid application process is often unpredictable and challenging.
Paige Freitag can answer questions you may have regarding asset protection and long term care needs before you or your family member are in a crisis planning situation. She is here to provide facts and information to help you plan appropriately.
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Our attorneys are experienced in handling guardianship related matters. If an adult loved one is no longer able to care for himself or herself, or is no longer able to manage his or her finances, it may be necessary for that person to have a legal guardian appointed by the court. We can represent you in obtaining guardianship and in managing the responsibilities that come with being a guardian.
We attempt to respond to all inquiries within 1 business day. Please feel free to call us at (812) 676-6030 for more immediate assistance. In some cases, we may ask that you call our office so that we can better understand your needs. Please do not send confidential information with your inquiry. Sending a request through this form does not create an attorney-client relationship. The firm does not offer free initial consultations.
About Our Owl
We are inspired by the wisdom and focus of the owl, and strive to bring those qualities to our law practice. The whimsical design of our owl represents the creative approaches we bring to solving our clients' legal issues. Our owl is an original drawing by artist Justin Ecenbarger of Mulberry, Indiana.