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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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503, 2021

Make Happiness The Best Revenge

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Break ups are never easy, but truly messy ones can definitely take a huge emotional toll on you.  Normally, I see two extremes in my divorce cases:  either people choose to retreat while processing their feelings of shame, guilt, and fear, or they remain angry for some time and focus on getting even.  Let me suggest to you that neither extreme is healthy. Everyone should take some time to process what led to the demise of a significant relationship, and no one should just give up all their rights to avoid conflict.  But the goal should always be to exit gracefully and recover as quickly as possible, without dwelling on all the negativity.  Easier said than done, I know, but this heartfelt advice comes from personal experience and not a bunch of textbooks. Years ago, following a difficult split I took a long break from dating.  I retreated way beyond what many felt was normal, but during that time I really worked through a lot of issues so I don't regret that period of solitude at all.  Then, quite suddenly someone popped into my life and although I wasn't prepared to completely open up, I was definitely done with my period of hibernation.  Unfortunately, I focused way too much on the activities we enjoyed together, and ignored some major red [...]

1902, 2021

Can You See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

By |February 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It's hard to see a way out of the darkness when you are plunged into the abyss after a horrific break up.  And, the more unprepared you are for that moment, the greater the challenges will be for you to regain your equilibrium.  It may seem impossible, which is why more so than ever during those trying times,  you truly need to rely on the love and guidance of others to get you through to the other side. Usually, I am the one responsible for guiding others to a brighter place.  For decades, hundreds have trusted me during their divorce process to walk them through the ordeal, and I can do it easily with a blindfold on.  But when the roles are reversed, and I am the one in need of assistance, I'll admit it is an incredibly uncomfortable and humbling experience, and yet is it precisely in those most vulnerable moments that I am reminded of the grace and beauty that surrounds us all. Last year, after discovering my ex's deep betrayal in the middle of COVID, truth be told the very idea of returning to the dating scene was so unappealing that I thought I'd rather opt for another colonoscopy instead.  So, while everyone kept prodding me to just keep an open mind, I embraced the simple [...]

1602, 2021

Tips For Thriving Post-Divorce

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Talks in the Media|

Regina DeMeo a divorce attorney in Maryland and DC interviews Dr. Elizabeth Cohen aka the "Divorce Doctor" in NYC. Dr. Cohen explains the difference between working with a divorce coach and a psychologist. Therapists are able to not just focus on crisis management, but can help you take a deeper look into your behaviors and the past in order to focus on what you really need to thrive. Accepting the marriage is over, and moving forward is ultimately the only logical way forward. Together, they share some dating tips, including checking on past tax liens, divorces or criminal records for any potential new partner. Know what it is you need, and hold out for the love you deserve.

1202, 2021

Celebrating a COVID Valentine

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's hard to believe how much life has changed in just a year, as last Valentine's Day was probably the last "normal" holiday we had before COVID hit. Honestly, I'm not sure if I remember how to walk in high heels, and while restaurants here are finally reopening at 25% capacity indoors, it's going to take me a while to work up to that. But those are small challenges in comparison to the daunting task of finding someone I'd even want to celebrate Valentine's Day with-- and thankfully I know I'm not alone on that front.Throughout the years, I have celebrated just about every version you can think of for Valentine's Day--either as someone's significant other or as a single woman enjoying Galentine's Day with my other fabulous single friends, and even as the host of an anti-Valentine's Day party, where we took turns bashing a heart-shaped pinata. But now it's COVID, and after discovering my ex is a serial cheater (who then became my stalker when I called it quits) I now face the most bizarre Valentine's Day of all.  But thankfully, God has a sense of humor and in that vein I received an invite to a Zoom wedding, which I am actually really looking forward to attending. Valentine's Day I've learned is what you make of [...]

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