My law practice is concentrated in Family Law, but my firm also handles Personal Injury, Wills, Contracts, Bankruptcy, Commercial Transactions, Entertainment Law, and Civil Litigation with offices located at 310 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. The firm is dedicated to preserving and protecting families.
I also offer diversified mediation and arbitration services through Maribeth Blessing, Mediation & Arbitration, L.L.C. to include resolving family, neighborhood, business and elder disputes. I am an Advanced Practitioner with the Association of Conflict Resolution with training completed at the National Center For Mediation Education, a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of ACR, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. I am also affiliated with Divorce Done Right and was featured on the Channel 6, ABC nightly news and in the March, 2007 issue of Philadelphia Magazine, in the article, AThe Divorce Posse@. My arbitration training was received from the American Bar Association Section Of Family Law.
Additionally, I am past president of Collaborative Family Law Affiliates, and presently conduct yearly training sessions for other lawyers interested in resolving divorces without litigation. I am a member of Strathmore=s Who=s Who, a life member of the National Registry of Who=s Who, and was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Service Award by Widener School of Law.
I often receive appointments from the Montgomery Bench as Arbitrator, Special Master and Guardian Ad Litem. As a Child Advocate for MCAP and a volunteer with Legal Aide, I believe in giving back to the community on a pro bono basis. As a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, I was a former Council member and now serve as the Liaison between the PBA Family Law Committee and the PBA Children=s Rights Committee. I am also a member of the PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and its Collaborative Law Sub-committee. With a background in teaching, I am also interested in continuing legal education and organizations promoting legal tutelage, and as such was also President of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, now serving as Counselor. Additionally, I served as a member of the MBA Judiciary Committee,as well as a Director for the Montgomery Bar Association, a member of the Montgomery County Bar Trial Lawyers Section and former Chair of the Family Law Section, as well as a member of the Mediation Advisory Panel for Montgomery County.
I love children, boating, painting, golf, reading and my special dog, Loki Tyr, who is a service dog for my husband, and a member of my office family, and who serves as a comfort to my clients. My family is everything to me, and I love being able to spoil my grandchildren.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2014|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||2011|
|The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation||American Bar Association||2009|
|2003 Outstanding Service Award||Widener School of Law||2003|
|Doris Jonas Freed||American Inn of Court||2003|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||2000|
|Principal||Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing||1999 - Present|
|Principal||Maribeth Blessing Mediation & Arbitration||1999 - Present|
|Partner||LAW OFFICES OF LESLEE SILVERMAN TABAS||1996 - 1999|
|Executive Director||CENTER FOR MATRIMONIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED||1996 - 1999|
|Instructor||PENN STATE UNIVERSITY||1994 - 1998|
|Attorney||GOLD-BIKIN, CLIFFORD, & YOUNG||1992 - 1996|
|Hearing Officer & Investigator||BUCKS AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY DOMESTIC RELATIONS||1985 - 1992|
|Teacher||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, et al||1970 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Fellow||2009 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Attorney Member||1992 - Present|
|Montgomery Bar Association||Board of Directors||2007 - 2010|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Chair||2002 - 2003|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Vice-Chair||2001 - 2002|
|Center for Matrimonial Dispute Resolutions||Director||1996 - 1999|
|YouTube||Spouse Wants a Divorce||2015|
|YouTube||Mediation-How Does it Work||2015|
|YouTube||Divorce With a Business||2015|
|Bucks County Courier Times Newspaper||“Mediation; An Easier Way to Say Goodbye”||2007|
|Sidebar Article, Montgomery Bar Association||“Common Law Marriage-For Better or For Worse”||2003|
|Family Law Videotape Series||Self Help Guide to Support||1997|
|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Kutztown University of Pennsylvania||Elementary Education||BS - Bachelor of Science||1970|