Sunday, November 14, 2010

Separating over the holidays

Holidays can be bitter-sweet-- sweet for those that are in a good place, bitter for those that are not.  Those in the latter category, who find themselves in an unhappy situation will dread the thought of spending another holiday in a miserable frame of mind.  When it becomes too much to bear, they will seek out advice.  This is why inevitably I see a spike in divorce consults around this time of year.

The next big wave comes right after the holidays, as people realize they just cannot keep the facade going anymore. If any of you are thinking of separating over the holidays, I highly recommend that you consult an attorney before you make any major changes. You should know your legal rights and obligations before you move out, raid the joint bank account, sign up for plastic surgery, etc. A consult is completely confidential and does not require a retainer. Typically, a client just pays for one hour of the attorney's time, which can range from $200-500.

Of course I have to disclose that this post is not meant to provide you with legal advice, just information. By reading this post, we have not established an attorney-client relationship. But if you live in Maryland or DC and would like to set up a consult, please feel free to contact Regina DeMeo at


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Regina Demeo interviewed on Washington Business Tonight about Collaborat...

Finally the stats for my YouTube viewers is in a more age appropriate category! While I am glad that everyone could have some fun at my expense with all the "cougar" jokes, the fact is nothing could be farther from the truth. Anyway, thanks to all who helped change the stats on You Tube!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Collaborative Divorce on Channel 8

Tomorrow night, at 7pm, I am scheduled to talk about Collaborative Divorce on Channel 8! Finally, I hope to clear up for viewers the myths about Collaborative Divorce, and explain why it is important for them to choose an attorney wisely. It is not that we are scared to litigate, it is that we've seen how devastating the consequences of litigation can be for a family. We are trying to minimize the loss for everyone, and set a higher standard of ethics for lawyers at the same time.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Story That Started It All

This is the Washington Post article from June 2010, which led to my rise in the media.  Ellen McCarthy's story about how my own divorce changed my approach with my own clients was picked up by blogs and journals across the country.  It became a top 10 story in the ABA Journal, and led to my first tv appearance with ABC tv.  Here is the link: