Anyone over the age of 35 that has gone through a divorce has baggage-- even if there were no children that resulted from that marriage. We all have poured time and energy into a relationship that failed, and when all your hopes and dreams for that marriage are shattered, it is normal (and healthy) to … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: Have You Dealt With Your Baggage?
Wedding season is upon us, and that means lots of revenue for all the vendors in that industry, which in the DC Area yields about $1.1 Billion a year. Truly, one must admire the amazing collaboration of efforts that make that magical day happen, but looking beyond the big day, here are 4 key questions … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: 4 Key Questions To Ask Before The Nuptials
Summer is almost here, and while the kids are out of school, this is the time when a lot of parents considering a separation decide to plan a move. But before vacating the marital residence, here are 7 key points to consider: 1. Get legal advice. It is critical to understand your rights and obligations, … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: 7 Points to Consider Before Parting Ways
Welcome to wedding season in the DC Area, which according to the Washingtonian Magazine enjoys revenues of over $1 Billion a year thanks to all the brides and grooms that choose to tie the knot here. The average cost for a wedding in the U.S. is about $25,000, although in DC it is over $32,000. … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: Is Your Wedding Budget Realistic?
A lot of people these days focus on how lucky you have to be to attract the right person, but really shouldn't the focus be on what it takes to keep a relationship intact? When you talk to couples that have been together for decades, you can see a clear pattern in the incredible storms … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: 4 Challenges That Can Make Or Break A Marriage
Tax day is almost here-- a happy day for those getting a refund, and an irksome day for those that owe more than they had anticipated. The good news for all of us at least is that it should all be over soon, and then using the data we just collected we can take a … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: Is Your Financial House In Order?
This is a question that plagues me every day-- either in my consults for prenuptial agreements or with those about to embark in the divorce process. Explaining the law is easy, but getting couples to agree on what should be part of the marital pie is often not easy at all. With a prenuptial agreement, … Continue reading By Regina A. DeMeo: What Is “Ours” Versus “Yours” or “Mine”?