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Family Law Solicitors

Family Law

Family Legal Advice

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Our family team consists of qualified family law solicitors, lawyers and legal executives. All who have many years of relevant experience in law. In particular – Divorce and Family Finance, Civil Partnerships, Unmarried Couples (including separation and property disputes) and all matters involving children, including residence (custody) and contact (access).

Our family lawyers in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Meads and Polegate exclusively practice family law. You can have confidence that your representative is suitably qualified. That they will have the expertise to give prudent, considered and sound advice.

We will help with cases ranging from simple and straightforward matters where agreement has already been reached. Cases where negotiation is required on your behalf to achieve a settlement. Then onto the more complex matters where court proceedings are needed. Our family law solicitors will advise in respect of all forms of mediation services, or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – i.e. resolving matters without court intervention. This includes solicitor assisted settlement, mediation and collaborative law.

Family Lawyers in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate and Meads

Hart Reade are specialist solicitors and experts in all areas of family law. We know how important it is to amicably resolve family matters as quickly and effectively as possible. Based in Eastbourne, Meads, Polegate and Hailsham in East Sussex, our family team consists of qualified solicitors, lawyers and legal executives with many years of relevant experience in family law.

Free Legal Appointments

Our Family Law Department offers a free 30 minute appointment to all clients.

At that appointment we will discuss and review your circumstances and give you preliminary legal advice.

We will also review with you, in general terms, your options in respect of the divorce, finances or children matters and also provide a cost estimate.

The 30 minute appointment will be free of charge and there will be no obligation for you to use our services.

Divorce is unquestionably the single most unattractive and unsettling process to undergo but with the wonderful support and advice you have both provided I managed to get through to the end. It is not for the faint hearted nor the easily swayed, and perspective can so easily be lost without a steely eye on the ball. Guy I would like to thank you genuinely for the continued advice and diligence by which you maintained my proceedings; it's a fine balance with which you weave the detail and legal together.

Our Philosophy on instructing a family lawyer

We understand that the concerns of instructing a solicitor or lawyer can include fears of high legal costs, daunting terminology and documentation. As well as the worry of unnecessary court proceedings.

Therefore at Hart Reade we have the experience and practical understanding to offer complete peace of mind:

We have a diverse family team and offer different family lawyers to suit your specific needs.

Please telephone the following contact numbers to arrange an appointment:

Eastbourne 01323 727321

Hailsham 01323 841481

Polegate 01323 487051

Meads 01323 407577

Alternatively, please complete the contact form below.

We will maintain complete confidentiality and discretion at all times.

Family Law Leaflet

Download our Family Law leaflet to find out more about how we can help you with Family Law

Family Law Leaflet

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Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary.  It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.

Further Legal Information

Click on the links below for further information on the following areas:

Divorce and Family Finance

Civil Partnerships

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Unmarried Couples


Collaborative Law

Mediation Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Representation in Court Proceedings

Our Team

Costs – General Information

Deferring Fees in Divorce