Divorce Solicitors Eastbourne

Hart Reade have a dedicated Family Law Department with specialist divorce solicitors.  We have offices in Eastbourne, Hailsham and Polegate in East Sussex and specialise in all areas of family law including divorces, civil partnerships, financial settlements and children.

Divorce Solicitors Eastbourne

Our divorce lawyers offer expert advice on both large and small divorce cases, with different lawyers available to suit your case. We can advise as to the consequences of divorce, separation of cohabitants and upon all consequent financial divorce issues including property, investments, pensions, maintenance including child support (and the Child Support Agency) and spousal maintenance payments or maintenance (including clean breaks) and tax issues etc. We are able to advise in respect of transfers of property, lump sum payments and pension sharing orders. The majority of Divorces (including Civil Partnerships) are pursued without the need for any attendance at Court. We aim to agree the Divorce Petition with your spouse or civil partner at the outset and more often than not cases are resolved amicably and by agreement. This can be achieved even in the most difficult of cases.

Solicitors for Divorce Eastbourne

At Hart Reade, we will assist you in negotiating a settlement, or represent you in formal proceedings (known as an application for a Financial Order) if required. We also advise upon agreeing and securing Consent Orders or Separation Agreements.

We will give full advice in respect of ADR and avoid Court proceedings wherever possible, to keep costs to a minimum.  In uncontested cases neither party needs to attend the Court for Divorce or Financial settlements.

Our experienced divorce lawyers will give you clear and practical advice with the focus on keeping costs to a minimum and ensure matters are dealt with amicably and swiftly. There are many unforeseen pitfalls and family law can be a complex and confusing area. We have the expertise to assist you and avoid the many hazards by giving clear advice to give you the best possible outcome in line with your objectives.

We are specialist Divorce Solicitors in Eastbourne, East Sussex and experts in all areas of Divorce Law.

Free Divorce Legal Advice Eastbourne

Our Family 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.

Please telephone the following contact numbers to arrange an appointment:

Eastbourne 01323 727321

Hailsham 01323 841481

Polegate 01323 487051

We will maintain complete confidentiality and discretion at all times.

Further Information

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

Family Law Page

Pre Nuptial (or Pre Marital) Agreements

Unmarried Couples – Separation, Property Law, all other Financial Issues including Cohabitation and Separation Agreements


Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – resolving matters without Court proceedings

Our Team

Costs – General Information

Deferring Fees in Divorce