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The importance of maintaining bonds with half- and step-siblings

The Press has devoted many column inches to the apparent end of the marriage of singer Peter Andre and model Katie Price, aka Jordan – a relationship born and played out in the glare of publicity. The media spotlight has also fallen on their three children.

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Why grandparents can be the silver lining to the darkest cloud of divorce

More than a million grandchildren are not allowed to see their grandparents, according to a new report by the Grandparents’ Association.

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When discretion is an important part of divorce

The opening up of family courts across England and Wales to the media – as part of a government bid to boost public confidence in the system – has prompted concern that people’s privacy may be compromised.

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Why Facebook is no match for face-to-face relationships

As someone who has no desire to get involved in social networking internet sites, I am somewhat baffled by their allure. Nevertheless, I am prepared

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A bad marriage can seriously damage your health – if you’re a woman

A few months after an Italian study found that the strain of having an affair can cause a potentially fatal aneurysm, there is evidence that

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Four kisses and a marriage – why cuddling up can stave off divorce

Researchers claim to have come up with the vital ingredients for a long-lasting marriage. The recipe, apparently, is four kisses, three cuddles and a romantic

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How to help your children cope with your divorce

How children cope with their parents’ divorce is, to a great extent, down to how the adults handle the situation.

Resolution – formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association – has launched an initiative called Parenting after Parting to provide advice and support for separating and divorcing couples.

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STIs – what they are and how they’re relevant to divorce

The Clap (gonorrhoea), the Pox (so-called great pox or syphilis), non-specific urethritis (NSU), venereal diseases, (VD) & VD clinics are all historic terms for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which have been replaced with more current ones – Chlamydia, genito-urinary medicine (GUM), sexual health clinics (SHCs) and GUM clinics. Even STDs have, in the last decade, been superseded by the term sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Why all these changes? Is it purely to confuse Jo/e Public and blind him and her with scientific jargon? Do they have any relevance to divorce matters? The answer is complex, but based upon a number of issues.

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Adultery can cause untold emotional pain – and a dose of “the clap”

When a client comes to see me about divorcing their partner because they’ve discovered he or she has been unfaithful, their pain is often red

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Warning: adultery seriously harms you and others around you

There are no "adultery packages" on which to print the kindsof warnings you find on cigarette packets – but there'sreported evidence this week that playing

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