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Attorney Real Featured in Tampa Channel 10 News Segment

Attorney Catherine W. Real was recently featured in a Tampa Channel 10 News segment regarding a pending bill that could bring big changes to the way alimony and child custody are determined for divorcing couples in Florida. The bill, which is awaiting approval from Governor Rick Scott after being passed by the House, would require judges to begin with the presumption that children should spend equal time with each parent after a divorce, as well as eliminate permanent alimony for future divorces.

Attorney Real spoke in favor of the bill. “The best model so far is husband and wife working together to raise children,” Real said. “Children need role models, not just female role models, male role models.” Extensive research conducted by national parenting organizations support Ms. Real’s opinions, showing that children have a lower chance of dropping out of school or delinquency if both parents remain active in their lives following a divorce. This law would have the same effect in cases where a child’s parents are not married.

Governor Scott’s vetoed a similar bill that made it to his desk just a few years ago. This new version does not allow couples to retroactively change their existing custody orders. In addition, judges will still maintain the right to use their discretion after weighing the specific factors surrounding each case.

To see the full segment, head over to wtsp.com.

Compassionate Divorce Advocacy in Tampa

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, the knowledgeable Tampa divorce lawyers at Catherine W. Real, P.A. can guide you step by step through the process of divorce and help you pursue an amicable solution for your separation. With more than 35 years of proven experience, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.

Schedule an initial consultation or call (813) 867-7936 today to take the first step towards retaining the top-quality advocacy you deserve.

  • Experienced Advocacy

    Get help from the trustworthy legal counsel from a former prosecutor and 35+ years' experience

    More About the Firm
  • Professional Reputation

    Read what real judges have to say about the work Catherine Real provides to her clients.

    Real Testimony
  • Mediation Services

    Our Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator offers an alternative to a contested divorce.

    Choose Mediation
  • Request Your Consultation

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