5.0 stars 8 totalReview Maribeth Blessing
Posted by Mark
I was a PA-licensed attorney for ten years when Maribeth handled my divorce case. Maribeth was very respectful of my legal skills, while at the same time effectively guiding through the areas of divorce and property law that were foreign to me. Maribeth was a tireless and highly effective advocate, particularly matching wits and advocacy skills with a crafty (and somewhat dishonest) opposing counsel. Maribeth helped me save legal fees where she knew I could provide my own counsel reviewing documents -- yet at the same time she saved me countless cost overall by driving my divorce case to settlement fairly quickly. I have come across many family law attorneys in my lengthy legal career, and I have never encountered one as skillful, masterful in her area of expertise, and collegial as Maribeth Blessing.
Posted by a client
From my initial evaluation with Maribeth, she intuitively understood the dynamics of my relationship with my children's father and realized I had been badly mistreated. I hired her soon after. Over the next three years, my ex threw every kind of low blow threatening, nasty legal maneuver at me that he could. Maribeth was there the whole way to defend me, protect my rights, and block his efforts to intimidate me. She never did something she knew I was perfectly capable of doing myself, or engaged in any other attempts to gauge me for more money. Initially, I was very anxious, a typical traumatized individual. She responded to every email and phone call quickly, knowing that I was prone toward panicking. She always accepted the payments I was able to make and never told me that she would not represent me if I did not pay in full. She realized I was making every good faith effort to pay her, and she worked with me as a result. Eventually, my custody trial lasted several years with 6 trial dates. Maribeth represented me at each trial date fully prepared, deeply knowledgeable of the issues and evidence at hand. The case was eventually ruled in my favor and my ex filed an appeal. Though this was not her field of expertise, she did an enormous amount of personal research, in order to continue to represent me to the best of her abilities. This woman takes enormous pride in her work and genuinely cares about her clients. As a result of her efforts, my custody was maximized. My ex's appeal was dismissed. Most importantly, through our ongoing legal battles, my ex lost his ability to continuously harass and bully me through the legal system , knowing I have a top lawyer, proactive, and very knowledgeable about the law, protecting my best interests. I became much stronger and was able to stand up to him in ways that I had never felt able to do before. Maribeth not only saved my life, but protected my children's future because this process completely changed the dynamics of my relationship with my ex. I am able to stand up to him to protect the best interest of my children. Today, I am happier than I have ever been. I have custody of my children. We live our lives, and I no longer have the specter of an abusive person hanging over me. Maribeth literally put her heart and soul into helping me get out of a nightmare, and I will never forget how much she was there when I needed her the most. I strongly recommend this lawyer to anyone. She is honest, passionate about doing the right thing, and takes great pride in her work.
Posted by Lynda
I can't say enough about Maribeth Blessing. She has not only represented me as my attorney but has also through the time spent on my case, become my friend. My divorce was one of the most complicated cases that Maribeth and her office had ever encountered. My first meeting with her took over 5 hours. Who spends that kind of time with a client, in today's world? Due to the complications of the case, it was not uncommon for another attorney in her firm and staff to sit in on meetings. I spent weeks in her office having been given an office to work in and an intern so that I could create a time line of events and exhibits for the court. By doing my own data collection for the case I was able to save on some of the legal fees that were being accrued. She championed my case through unbelievable obstacles. First, my previous counsel had filed the wrong document and didn't correct it, which seriously impacted the case. Then opposing counsel slandered my character every chance they could. During the process, both my husband and her husband passed away within weeks of each other. The death of my husband during the divorce process created a whole new set of issues that had to be worked through. Even in her own grief she always answered e-mails and kept the case moving forward. I was always kept in the loop of information, had my questions answered and knew what was to be expected. Her entire office was always professional, very helpful and became a source of emotional support when everything seemed so overwhelming....Thank you! Maribeth and staff, for helping me through one of the most difficult times in my life.
Posted by Bonnie
Maribeth Wolfe Blessing has been the best lawyer I could've ever had. Reliable, trustworthy, caring, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. She has years of experience in the Domestic Relations Courts as well as Divorce Courts. She is well respected among her peers and is very professional. She made a difficult time in my life easier to handle and get through. She explained in detail the rights and information that I had and did not make false promises but held true to the outcomes and expecations of the court. She is worth every penny!!! Not only will I always go to her as my lawyer, but I feel that she is also a friend. I know that if I ever have any problems that she is only a phone call away!!!! If you are looking for someone to fight for your rights and explain everything in terms that you can understand, then call Maribeth!!!
Posted by a Divorce client
Maribeth was extremely responsive, helpful, and thoughtful. She made the divorce process easier and less stressful for me.
Posted by Glen
I have and will always frequently recommend Maribeth Blessing to anyone in need of advice or legal help in regards to family matters. I retained Maribeth after extensive research and was thrilled with her assistance through a difficult period if my life. Not only was her expert professional counsel paramount in my impending divorce, but her recommendations and contacts outside of the realm of family law were also most helpful. I would strongly recommend anybody to at least consult with her FIRST in any legal matter or in the area of mediation, reconciliation, separation or divorce.
Posted by Lenore
Maribeth Blessing is highly intelligent, very professional and extremely well-organized. She has limitless patience and a wonderful "bedside" manner. She is able to navigate sensitive issues in a tactful and gracious manner. She listens to what you want and then explains potential consequences in terms that anyone can understand. Definitely not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Ther office is well-run and efficient. Maribeth is easily accessible and returns your calls promptly.
Her concern for her clients is evident in every interaction. I recommend her highly and without reservation.
Posted by Peter
She was my lawyer in the course of my divorce and subsequently re-wrote my will, my medical POA and my POA. Throughout this she proved herself most knowledgeable, helpful and insightful; I could not have obtained better legal support.