Regina DeMeo, known affectionately as GenXSmartie, hosts a blog about relationships, and it covers dating, marriage, parenting, modern family dynamics and divorce as seen from the very personal perspective of a divorced divorce lawyer.
Tips For Self-Care When Parenting Teenagers
The sacrifices we make as parents are impossible to quantify, but usually there is an immense emotional reward for all the efforts we make for our [...]
Celebrating Mother’s Day, Your Own Way
In May 1998, I graduated from GW Law School in Washington, DC and that was probably the best Mother's Day gift I ever could have given [...]
The Importance of Title IX, 50 Years Later
In June 1972, Congress enacted Title IX which required educational programs receiving federal assistance to ensure women were given equal access to sports. Later that same [...]
4 Easy Steps To Gaining Financial Literacy
April is Financial Literacy month, and in that vein I will be the guest speaker on two upcoming podcasts- one is focused on business owners and [...]
Key Take Aways From The Will Smith-Chris Rock Saga
As a family law attorney for over two decades, I have been privy to a lot of heated arguments, and especially in mediation sessions I have [...]
Don’t Fall For The Sunk Cost Fallacy
The sunk cost fallacy originated as a business concept, but it really is quite applicable to personal relationships. According to a recent Harvard Business Review article [...]
Have You Taken On Too Much During COVID?
As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, it is important to acknowledge that just in the last 50 years (since Title IX was passed) our [...]
What Does Love-Bombing Look Like?
Love-bombing is defined as the strategic use of over the top gestures of affection, attention and admiration with the goal of making you feel dependent and [...]
Do You Know Your Own Value?
This Tuesday, March 8th is International Women's Day, and in preparation for two talks that I am leading this week, I came across some very sobering [...]
Tips for Online Dating, Especially During COVID
Online dating has become pretty mainstream over the past decade, but more so these past two years during COVID as other alternatives for meeting singles have [...]
Tips for Celebrating Single Awareness Day, aka Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day, which some have reclaimed as Single Awareness Day, is right around the corner, during another year with COVID and what is turning out to [...]
Will Your Relationship Make It After The Holidays?
With Christmas and New Year's just around the corner, a lot of couples have decided to just grin and bear it through the holidays while still [...]
Prenups & Love In The Time of COVID
Even though we are still in the middle of COVID, weddings are back in business, and so you can expect to see a lot of engagement [...]
The Many Layers of Domestic Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, but to really be effective in addressing this issue we all need to be vigilant year round to this profound [...]
Tips For Becoming An Empty Nester
They say for parents "the days are long, but the years are short," and now the true significance of those pearls of wisdom are sinking in [...]
What Will Your Post-COVID Life Look Like?
As we increasingly see the return of what life was like in the Before Times (pre-COVID), many of us are carefully choosing those parts of our [...]
Top 5 Take-Aways From The Gates Divorce
Over the past two decades, I have worked on several high-profile cases, including a few billionaire divorces in the DC Area. As a result, the announcement [...]
Do You Want To Get It Right The Next Time?
Nothing causes you to be more consumed with self doubt about your judgment than a bad break up or divorce. After spending so much time and [...]
Do You Feel Validated By Your Partner?
It's easy to get along when you are both on the same page, but what happens when you're not? When you and your partner have different [...]
Tips For Navigating Your Divorce With Appropriate Expectations
Ending a marriage is never easy-- there's so much disappointment, sometimes shame, and most of all fear of the unknown. These are all normal feelings, but [...]
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I am committed to providing stellar legal services at a reasonable price-point. Together with my clients, I strive to develop a legal strategy that works within their budgets tailored to meet their needs regarding a either a prenup or postnup, or separation/divorce cases involving child support, alimony, custody and/or property division. Flat-fee prenups and separation agreements are available upon request.
Office: 4800 Hampden Lane, suite 200, Bethesda, MD