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Family Law Solicitors

Family Law

Family Legal Advice

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Our family team consists of specialist family law solicitors, lawyers and legal executives. We are highly experienced and have particular expertise in dealing with– Divorce and Family FinanceCivil PartnershipsUnmarried Couples (including separation and property disputes) and all matters involving children, including residence (custody) and contact (access).

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

We can help with cases ranging from simple and straightforward matters, where agreement has already been reached, to cases where negotiation is required on your behalf to achieve a settlement. We are also very experienced at dealing with 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.

Free Legal Appointments

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

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

We will also review your options in respect of the divorce, finances and any matters involving children and we will 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.

Both Tina and Chris her secretary were very supportive, friendly and professional throughout. I felt safe and they helped me through a very bad year. Your receptionist was also very good, helpful and friendly however busy she was with calls. Thank you all.

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, as well as the worry of unnecessary court proceedings.

At Hart Reade we have the experience and knowledge to offer you 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