Many years ago at a local meeting of either Relate or the former Solicitors Family Law Association (now Resolution), I proposed to an eminent judge that government health warnings appeared on divorce petitions.

The learned judge basically concurred. Many problems arise or are exacerbated by the inability of solicitors to advise both parties (at least initially). Surely, in these straitened times this inability should be addressed – nay rebutted – for the financial and emotional benefit of all parties, particularly the children.

Sandie Graff Graff & Redfern, Richmond, Surrey