PUBLICATIONS CITING REGINA

Since 2010, Regina has been nationally recognized for promoting a more holistic approach to restricting families. Her efforts to preserve both goodwill and financial resources for families have been applauded by the Washington Post, American Bar Association Journal, Bethesda Magazine and Splitopia.com. Furthermore, her extensive knowledge on modern family relationships has been cited in a multitude of sources throughout the country, including “Splitopia” by Wendy Paris, “The Real Thing” by Ellen McCarthy, The Dailyworth, Mybanktracker.com, Yahoo Style, Marriage.About.com, Sparefoot.com, Kabbage.com QZ.com, LawCrossing.com, and Romper.com

Spouse Skeptical of Divorce Mediation? Here’s How to Get Them to the Table

There’s a very good chance that when you and your spouse decide it’s time to call your marriage quits, it’s because you don’t see eye to eye on a few things. That means you might not both agree on the best path forward. You may feel that mediation makes the most sense for your family’s situation, while your spouse may be leaning toward traditional divorce court, or litigation. If they are on the fence about joining you in mediation before heading to court, you still might be able to convince th [...]

Thank You, Heartbreak: Spotlighting Creatives #6

So much of our fear stems from or is perpetuated by the stories we hear and the stories we tell ourselves. Breakup stories are some of the worst and most damaging. Seldom do we hear of a breakup that makes us think, “Wow! If only heartbreak had motivated me in that direction, then, I would have let go sooner and feared less for myself.” The reality is, these stories are out there. You just have to ask for them.  For this Q&A series, that is exactly what I did. Over the following weeks, vari [...]

The Most Common Reasons Marriages Fail, According To Divorce Lawyers

Regina A. DeMeo, an attorney who has been practicing law in the Bethesda, Maryland, area for the past 18 years, says she’s seen a sharp spike in “people wanting out because of financial differences or financial infidelity” since the recession of 2008.“I find that people are much more aware of the instability created by staying in a marriage with someone that lacks financial responsibility, and there's less tolerance of someone that isn't doing his [or] her best to contribute and maintain financ [...]

33 Tiny Habits That Are Slowly Ruining Your Relationship

"Of course we all want to do thing according to our own timeline, especially when we're not at work, but if you constantly blow off your partner's request to do something within a certain time frame, then they'll begin to resent you because you obviously aren't really listening or making their requests a priority." -Regina A. DeMeo, Esq., couples' therapist based in Washington, DC Read the Full Article in Redbook [...]

Relationship Mistakes That Will Make Your Partner Resent You

Your relationship has been going great for the last couple of months or years, then suddenly your partner becomes cold toward you. If there’s been a sudden change in behavior and your partner is acting like he or she is sleeping with the enemy, there could be some unresolved hurt and anger that needs to be addressed. Once resentment sets in, it can seriously impact the health of a relationship. Psychologist Jeanette Raymond, author of Now You Want Me, Now You Don’t! told The Cheat Sheet resentm [...]

15 Ways Getting Engaged Changes Men Forever

The moment is here. You’ve met someone good enough to convince you that permanently deleting Tinder is a good idea. She’s funny. She’s charming. She’s beautiful. She’s smart enough to talk circles around you—and eloquently, at that. Yes, you’re officially ready to get engaged. Pulling the trigger on a proposal is likely the most significant decision you’ll have made in your life until this point. For the first time, you’re truly committing to something—in this case, someone—other than yourself. [...]

Difficult Clients: What To Do and When To Let Go by Tracy Schorn in Washington Lawyer

Regina DeMeo, a family law attorney in Bethesda, Maryland, had one such case. "I've been doing this for 18 years. Only 5 percent of my cases ever go to trial." That's because most people are reasonable, says DeMeo, "They do the cost-benefit analysis" and arrive at some sort of compromise. But not the ex-wife of one of her clients, who DeMeo says has cost her client over $120,000 in court costs over two years, defending himself. "She does not stop." Even when she loses? "Especially when she lose [...]

Should you put your pets in your prenup by Adam Cecil in PolicyGenius

For the vast majority of #millennials, animals have replaced children. Instead of going through the time, effort, and expense of reproducing, we outsourced the whole thing to cats and dogs, who now reside in our homes in record numbers. This can potentially lead to problems if you decide to “grow up” and “get married” – a.k.a. “give into pressure from mom and dad” and “enter into a legal and spiritual union with a 50% success rate.” If the marriage ends up falling apart, figuring out where Fido [...]

Trump’s Immigration Proposals Hits Home in D.C.

President Donald Trump has promised a new immigration and travel ban executive order that the White House said should withstand the challenges the first ban could not. That the president has persisted in his stand on immigration has continued to cause anxiety for many undocumented — but productive — aliens. The owners of Ben’s Chili Bowl joined thousands of businesses nationwide on Feb. 16 to support the “Day Without Immigrants” demonstration in protest of the Trump administration’s stance on i [...]

9 Interesting Clues That Predict Your Marriage Won’t Last by Sarah Hosseini in Romper

Whether you're thinking about getting married, married already, or dreaming about it, you're bound to question your marriage or future coupling at some point. The questions may be specific or general, but either way the topic of marriage brings up all types of emotions, vulnerabilities, and curiosities. Many couples will be looking for signs that it will ultimately last, while others will be looking for red flags. There are conventional words of marriage wisdom that still make the rounds (relen [...]

Report: 28% of Americans Wouldn’t Marry Someone Who Had Debt by Rebecca Lake in MyBankTracker

Bringing baggage into a marriage isn’t uncommon but it can be a huge problem when it’s financial rather than emotional. MyBankTracker decided to take a deeper look at whether being in debt could cause couples to rethink saying I do. A nationwide survey was conducted asking respondents to chime in on how debt affects their outlook where marriage is concerned and which types of debt are most likely to put a damper on the big day. 28% of those who responded said they’d put their marriage plans on [...]

Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well by Wendy Paris

Engaging and groundbreaking, Splitopia challenges outdated, negative assumptions about divorce with sharp wit, searing honesty, rigorous research, and intimate interviews, and offers guidance for healthier, happier splits. When Wendy Paris announced that she and her husband were separating, friends forecast a tsunami of devastation—for both of them and their child. But as Paris would discover, divorce has improved dramatically in recent decades, due to changes in laws and family structures, adv [...]

How to Deal With Financial Rough Patches in Your Relationship by Natasha Burton in Daily Worth

Time and time again we've heard that money is the topic couples fight about the most. And it makes sense: From owning a home to raising children to planning for the future, our finances color almost every aspect of our lives. But it's not just disagreements about spending and saving that can cause couples grief — sometimes major life changes or other issues arise that can take money problems to new heights. Here are some of the more challenging scenarios that you and your partner might face, an [...]

BUSTED! How Cheaters Were Caught Red-Handed by Marni Feuerman in About.com

We all have heard shocking stories about cheaters getting caught. Certain professions, such as therapists, private investigators, and family law attorneys have heard quite interesting tales on this topic. It seems that sooner or later if you are cheating, you’re going to get caught. In fact, Regina DeMeo, a Washington DC divorce lawyer states she has “lost count of how many of my clients have been caught cheating because they leave their email accounts open, or the log-ins are saved on a shared [...]

Here’s Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Prenups (But Were Afraid To Ask) in Yahoo! Lifestyle

Prenups: They're not just for celebrities anymore. In fact, more of your engaged friends may be getting them than they admit. Prenuptial agreements are more popular than ever, and millennials appear to be driving the trend: In a 2013 survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 63% of divorce attorneys say they've seen an uptick in prenups. "Historically, most people that were getting prenups were people with substantial wealth or family money, or people who were getting married for t [...]

This Is The Best Love Advice, According To 13 Relationship Expert by Kristine Fellizar in Bustle

Whether you're single and looking, dating around, or are in a committed relationship, getting love advice from people you trust can help put your love dilemmas into perspective. After all, they've been there, they (somewhat) know what you're going through, and they just want whatever is best and will make you happy. Relationships with a romantic partner can be the single greatest thing in the world, as well as the single most frustrating. Because of that, many people have no problem venting out [...]

5 Conversations You Need to Have Before You Get Married in Washingtonian

You might be surprised by how much changes between you and your significant other once you take the plunge and tie the knot. But it’s the goal of Regina DeMeo that couples have as few surprises as possible after they’ve said “I do.” As a Washington attorney, DeMeo has spent over 17 years assisting engaged couples in Maryland and DC to develop strategies to enhance their partnerships using legal tools, such as prenuptial agreements, as well as key referrals and reference materials to help establ [...]

Prevent a Bad Divorce: Part II by Wendy Paris in Splitopia

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of making a personal commitment to treating your spouse well, even if your marriage ends.  Many of the people I’ve interviewed who have decent divorces described their spouses as friends first.  They entered the marriage with a genuine regard for the other, and this sense of fellowship made it easier for them to focus on creating better lives for both, unwed—rather than spinning out into anger and law suits. For some, raising children is an intensely import [...]

What Every 20-Something Woman Should Know About Prenups by Paige Brettingen in Refinery29

There’s nothing like the mention of a prenuptial agreement to swiftly rob newly engaged couples of their “happily ever after” high. Granted, it may not be the most romantic way to kick off wedding planning, but according to Regina DeMeo — a divorce attorney based in Washington, D.C. — prenups are seeing a surge in popularity, particularly among millennials. Read the Full Article in Refinery29 [...]

What No One Ever Tells You About Work-Life Balance by Natasha Burton in Daily Worth

We've all heard the phrases "work-life balance" and "having it all" ad nauseam, but what we don't hear are the unfiltered, unpretty truth from those in the trenches — what trying to create a balanced life actually looks and feels like. So we asked professional women — CEOs, lawyers, divorced women, single moms, those who are childfree by choice — to share what they were surprised to learn about the notorious pursuit of “having it all.” Here's what they said. Read the Full Article in Daily Wort [...]

5 Single Parents Give Real Tips on Running a Business While Keeping Your Sanity by Julie Trade in Kabbage

Launching and growing a small business is a tremendous amount of work under any circumstance. When you combine the challenges of entrepreneurship with the daily struggles of being a single parent, it requires near super hero abilities to seamlessly orchestrate tasks, schedules, responsibilities, and finances. Single parent business owners are a unique segment of entrepreneurs who are typically motivated by far more than just money. Often, they choose to go into business for themselves so that t [...]

Destination divorces are turning heartbreaks into holidays by Wendy Paris in Quartz

I was sipping wine on the balcony of my apartment in Santa Monica with my soon-to-be ex-husband, our son fast asleep in the next room. “It feels like the Caribbean out here,” my almost-ex said. “I figured out why. That huge palm tree is making rustling sounds like in the Caribbean.”  “You’re right,” I said looking up at the fat palm across the street, rising over the buildings, taller than our townhouse back in Hoboken, New Jersey. We’d recently moved to California together, apart—after splitti [...]

The Real Thing by Ellen McCarthy

From a Washington Post weddings reporter who’s covered more than two hundred walks down the aisle comes a warm, witty, and wise book about relationships—the mystery, the science, and the secrets of how we find love and make it last. Ellen McCarthy has explored the complete journey of our timeless quest for “The One,” the Soul Mate, the Real Thing. This indispensable collection of insights—on dating, commitment, breakups, weddings, and marriage—gives us a window into enduring romance: Available [...]

Why Do Lawyers Drink So Much? by Nabeal Twereet in Law Crossing

We asked attorneys, legal professionals, and law students in the United States why lawyers drink so much. Their candid responses will make you think about all of the daily pressures that an attorney faces. Some of the individuals below admitted that attorneys begin drinking while at law school. It doesn't matter when attorneys start to drink, it only matters that they don't end up becoming alcoholics due to how they deal with the anxieties and stresses that they endure each day. Because they ha [...]