We are a group of independent lawyers with heart and we are passionate about what we do. We use rational problem solving to find solutions, instead of erecting barriers to resolving conflicts. Our techniques empower our clients as we explore creative options in a cooperative environment. We encourage recognition and acknowledgement of each party's viewpoint, so that an amicable resolution can be reached and there is hope for the future for all involved.
Our mission is to offer legal services that will keep our clients out of court. We focus on resolving disputes amicably even under difficult circumstances. We are able to do that because all of our attorneys are trained in the collaborative process and mediation. We treat our clients as equal partners, and inform them of their choices throughout the process. We make sure that our clients have a voice and that their voice is heard.
We are peacemakers. Even though we are lawyers, our goal is to keep you out of court. We advocate for our clients, but don't fight just for the sake of fighting. We know that the court system can be toxic for families and causes people to be adversarial instead of trying to find common ground. We believe that families should not be torn apart by divorce and custody matters, but can instead learn to evolve into new and different family structures with healthy co-existing futures. We strive for win-win solutions instead of pitting one party against the other.
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Maribeth Blessing’s law practice is concentrated in Family Law. Maribeth’s legal career has been focused on preserving and protecting families. As a prior teacher, Maribeth observed the tragic impact on children of parents going through a bitter courtroom divorce. Although an experienced litigator, Maribeth has advocated for resolving disputes in a sensible, dignified and family friendly manner. Maribeth has vast training in alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law. Maribeth believes strongly that although marriages and relationships may dissolve, the family unit must survive. Even where there are no children, people deserve closure, respect and a voice in resolving their emotional and financial issues. For Maribeth, success is not based upon the battles she wins, but rather the battles that are avoided through artful communication and creative solutions.
Kathy Bloom, the managing partner at Bloom Peters, LLC, focuses her practice in the areas of family law, transactional law and mediation. She is experienced in resolving high conflict divorce and custody issues, including alienation, as well as, mutual consent divorces and amicable custody agreements. It is her belief that clients deserve respect, courtesy, and cooperation while dealing with life altering issues, such as divorce, custody, and support, purchasing or selling a home, or executing a will or power of attorney. While acting as a compassionate advocate, Ms. Bloom combines the unique ability to provide simple explanations of complex issues, and strives to make the process as painless as possible. She understands the need to fight when it is necessary, negotiate when it is appropriate, and compromise when it is required.
Cathy Cardozo is a family law attorney and mediator. She has conducted mediations in divorce and custody, as well as acting as a coach. She does volunteer work with Good Shepherd Mediation Center.
Cathy focuses her practices exclusively on family law in Pennsylvania, which includes divorce and equitable distribution, custody and visitation, child and spousal support and grandparents’ rights.
Ellen Fischer is a caring, capable family law attorney representing clients in the general and LGBTQ communities for 25 years. She is highly experienced in guiding clients through a philosophy of amicable settlement and collaboration. Working with families in a major life transition requires the kind of optimism, experience and legal knowledge Ellen brings to her cases. Her many years of trial experience has taught her that it is absolutely in the best interests of children and their parents to work collaboratively no matter how difficult and unusual the circumstances. Ellen handles all areas of family law including divorce, relationship dissolution, custody, spousal and child support, division of assets, grandparent custody, relocation matters, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
Joanne Kleiner has represented families in a wide range of matters, including divorce, support, custody, and enforcement and modifications of agreements. She has spent many hours in courtrooms, watching families become more divided and embittered as they face each other in court. She has also spent many hours negotiating settlements, and helping families develop resolutions that best suit their particular needs. Because of her long experience with litigation, Joanne is a firm believer that family disputes are best resolved outside of a courtroom setting, where families can control their own futures and make the decisions that are best for their individual situations.