DC and MD Matrimonial Lawyer Focusing on Custody, Divorce and Prenups

For over 20 years, Regina A. DeMeo has been helping families in MD and DC with custody and divorce issues either through mediation, litigation or advocacy. She is an alumna of Georgetown University and GW University Law School, who is nationally recognized as a top matrimonial attorney. She is frequently quoted in the media for her ideas to promote healthier relationships and featured in the Washington Post, ABA Journal and Bethesda Magazine for her care and commitment to her clients. As a legal commentator, she has appeared on Washington Post Express Facebook Live, ABC tv, Good Morning America, MMCTV, YouTube and Sirius XM, and has been quoted in various magazines, books and journals across the country.

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2108, 2020

3 Tips For Staying Positive During This COVID-19 Pandemic

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's not easy to stay positive during a global crisis, but after two decades of dealing with challenging situations as a divorce attorney, I've discovered these three simple steps can help us all cope with the current times we find ourselves in: 1. Practice Gratitude- Lately, it's all about the little things. I start each morning grateful for my ability to taste that first cup of tea (a positive sign that I'm still COVID-free), and then if the sun is shining, I give thanks to the weather gods for providing me the opportunity to walk outside for at least 3 miles. I find tremendous joy in my ability to purchase desired treats when I go to the grocery store. And throughout the day, I continue to show appreciation for every positive human interaction available. Sadly, all these things were previously taken for granted. 2. Train Your Brain- As soon as you find yourself going into a negative downward spiral, you need to stop. Negativity is neither healthy nor productive. Teach yourself to reframe things and see the positive possibilities out there. If there is something you don't like, rather than complain focus your energy on how you can implement changes and make things better not just for yourself but others around you.  3. Focus on the Positives- Now more [...]

1008, 2020

Top 5 Golf Lessons, From A Novice’s Point of View

By |August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ever since the age of 5, if not sooner, I was always engaged in indoor exercise-- ballet, swimming, gymnastics, aerobics classes, yoga, running on a treadmill, etc. This form of stress-relief worked for me for over four decades until March 2020 when COVID-19 hit, the gyms closed, and I was forced to shift gears fast. Aside from walking 4 miles a day, to positively channel my anger/frustration with our "new norm," I decided to take up golf, a nice socially distant sport that you can play long into your later years of life. Yet, what started as a lark, soon became much more. Throughout this pandemic, at least for a few hours, the golf course has offered me a restored sense of normalcy. Surrounded by natural beauty, and friendly people, one can forget for a while that so much has been lost these past few months and instead focus on something positive. Along the way, it's also reminded me of many life lessons well worth preserving in our memory banks, including the following:1. Embrace challenges- rather than always stick to the familiar, it's good to step outside our comfort zone and try something new. No one else expects you to be perfect at first (and neither should you), however, it never hurts to find a good coach to work [...]

2407, 2020

Practicing Forgiveness, Particularly During COVID-19

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you found yourself immensely disappointed by others the past few months? If so, you are definitely not alone-- this pandemic is testing everyone's patience in so many ways.  None of us are operating at our best right now, which is why now more than ever we need to practice our ability to forgive.Forgiveness is not about excusing someone's transgression or forgetting their bad acts. It is definitely not about allowing yourself to become vulnerable once again or even continuing in a toxic relationship. What it is about is letting go-- making a choice to not harbor resentment, seek revenge or be consumed by anger.  The gift of forgiveness is really to yourself, so you can find inner peace and move forward with a far lighter load to bear.When processing your feelings of frustration, try to (1) pinpoint the reason for your pain; (2) understand that person's motives or intent; and (3) weigh all your options for a workable solution. Analyze where this person ranks in your life-- is s/he even worth the effort of you spending time and energy agonizing over the relationship and finding a way to fix things? Also, how egregious was the transgression? And was the trespass intentional or accidental, because that does make a huge difference. Misunderstandings happen all the time, and sometimes even smart [...]

1707, 2020

5 Tips for Staying Grounded During COVID-19

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are a planner, someone that is goal driven and likes to have a clear plan of action, and/or like to feel like you are in control (at least in your own life) the past four months have undoubtedly thrown you a bit off kilter. This pandemic is limiting everyone's ability to make plans, and work and finances for many are quite unpredictable right now. So, if you feel unsteady you can certainly take solace in knowing you are in very good company, but an even better course of action is to  find ways as minor as they may seem to restore some balance to your life.1. Socialize- Humans are not meant to be alone.  Identify a few close family and friends to check in with you regularly.  Calls are not enough, so try to find a few that will do socially distant walks with you or small backyard gatherings.  I've found this has been a great source of joy even during the most difficult of weeks.2. Exercise- It is important to get outside, breath some fresh air, and work out regularly.  Lately, despite not having access to a gym I've been walking 4 miles a day, doing yoga at least 3 days a week, and I even took up golf, which is a nice socially distant sport [...]

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