Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s Attorney, Regina DeMeo Discusses Love, Marriage and Divorce on "Money Matters"
(Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011
Regina A. DeMeo of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. was featured Tuesday, January 11, in a half-hour segment on Love, Marriage and Divorce for “Money Matters” on Montgomery Municipal Cable’s Channel 16. Regina begins by talking about some of the recent marriage trends and the importance in taking one’s time to find the right partner for a marriage. Couples need to be aware of the pact they are entering into “before they walk down the aisle, after the butterflies have faded.” She encourages people to talk about their finances, and to explore the possibility of a prenuptial agreement, which allows people to redefine what is marital versus non-marital property. Couples can also use prenuptial agreements to limit their exposure to alimony by setting caps on the amount and duration. Over the past decade, these types of agreements have seen a dramatic increase in popularity, not just with the rich and famous. She likens a prenuptial agreement to a safety belt, saying “no one gets into a car thinking it is going to crash, but they put on the seatbelt, just in case. A prenup is the same thing, it is a way to ensure you minimize the damage in the event of divorce.” Finally, if a person is contemplating a divorce, Regina explains the options available to a party, including litigation, mediation or a Collaborative Divorce. In the latter model, which has been gaining a lot of media attention recently, the parties and attorneys sign a contract not to go to court and instead they all work together to develop resolution options that will benefit the family as a whole.
The show will air again this Tuesday, January 18 at 9pm; Thursday at 9:30pm and Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 6:30pm. In the meantime, she has written a chapter for a book called “Inside the Minds: Understanding Collaborative Family Law,” which will become available in February 2011. She is continuing to lecture at George Washington University Law School and Georgetown’s National Law Center on Collaborative Divorce and will moderate a panel discussion on this topic for the Montgomery County Bar Association on February 17, 2010.
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