The Expert Network celebrates its newest member, Attorney Maribeth Blessing
ROCKLEDGE, Pa., December 13, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Maribeth Blessing, Owner, The Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC and Maribeth Blessing Mediation and Arbitration, LLC, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Ms. Blessing has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career.
Ms. Blessing outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. She earned her J.D. cum laude from Widener University School of Law and is trained in Collaborative Law. Today, she is a Certified Mediator, Certified Arbitrator, and a Custody/Supervisor Mediator Appointee in Montgomery County. Ms. Blessing also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem, Special Master, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Parenting Coordinator. She has won innumerable awards and recognition over the course of her career, including the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™' 10 Best in Client Satisfaction and four features in Philadelphia Magazine, among many others.
With over 25 years of experience dedicated to law, Ms. Blessing brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry, and, in particular, to her areas of specialization, family law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. When asked why she decided to pursue a career in law, Ms. Blessing said:
Our family court systems, no matter how hard they try to meet the needs of growing dockets, simply do not have the resources to address the needs of the parties and their families. In a peaceful setting where everyone is respected and conversations flow among all of the participants—including the lawyers, the parties, divorce coaches and certified divorce financial planners—the sky is the limit to the creativity, the compassion, and the positive outcomes that happen in collaborative law.
"My advocacy for children started with becoming a bench warrant investigator for child support and later serving as a conference officer adjudicating child support for eight years. I got tired of watching attorneys add fuel to the fire, so I decided to go to law school to offer people a better process."
As a thought-leader in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ms. Blessing has closely followed its developments over the years and notes the slow onboarding of collaborative law in Pennsylvania:
"Collaborative law is a wonderful concept that uses representing attorneys and teams of professionals as needed to resolve disputes outside of court by creatively working together with the divorcing parties to meet their needs and the needs of their families. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is one of the last states to adopt a Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which has recently passed the House of Representatives and is now going forward in the Senate. There has been a lot of resistance to this concept by litigation oriented attorneys who may fear that such competition in the legal field may be detrimental to their ability to receive their lucrative incomes through their fee collections.
Our family court systems, no matter how hard they try to meet the needs of growing dockets, simply do not have the resources to address the needs of the parties and their families. In a peaceful setting where everyone is respected and conversations flow among all of the participants—including the lawyers, the parties, divorce coaches and certified divorce financial planners—the sky is the limit to the creativity, the compassion, and the positive outcomes that happen in collaborative law."
For more information, visit Ms. Blessing's profile on the Expert Network here: http://bit.ly/2C890LK
The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Maribeth Blessing. The Expert Network is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
Source: The Expert Network©