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Starke Family Law


Navigating through a marital or relationship breakdown or seeking advice in respect of your child can be emotionally overwhelming. Our expert legal professionals at Starke Family Law understand the sensitivity of these situations and are here to support you every step of the way.

With 20 years of dedicated practice in divorce law, we are leading family law specialists in West Sussex. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a highly respected reputation, acknowledged by the prestigious Legal 500, which praised our "exceptional level of service”.

We recognise the emotional strain that family matters can bring, and we take pride in offering specialist, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions tailored to your unique situation. 

As a comprehensive family law practice, we offer a full range of legal services tailored to your unique needs. If you find yourself in need of advice, our team of experienced solicitors is ready to give you clear and objective advice to help you achieve your desired outcome. 

If you need help navigating through a challenging time and would like to arrange an advice consultation with one of our team of experienced solicitors, please contact your nearest office.

"With a logical mind, you got me through the despair and panic.

With your assistance, I successfully secured a financial settlement on my divorce that exceeded my expectations.

Thanks so very much for all your support."

"I want to express my gratitude for guiding me through the complexities of my divorce, handling both its moving parts and administrative aspects.

Each time we spoke or corresponded, I transitioned from a state of panic to calm, thanks to your support."

“I would highly recommend Starke Family Law and in particular Ryan Yates who dealt with my rather complex case in a most professional, supportive and friendly manner - many thanks to him and the team!”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team for all of your efforts in what was really a voyage into the unknown.

I was fortunate to be able to find you and the skills your team offered.

I would not hesitate to recommend you and your team’s services to anyone who was in need of them.”

“Clear, straightforward advice.

Excellent support at all times with a thoughtful and highly professional approach.”

“Andrew Delo is highly accessible, clear in his advice and excellent at evaluation and discussing options.

He has a straightforward but nonetheless highly thoughtful approach which makes him a pleasure to deal with.”

“After a very thorough fact-finding initial consultation, I had no doubt that I had found a professional solicitor.

Ryan Yates explained to me what a fair and realistic outcome would look like.

The divorce settlement became complicated but Ryan was always on top of what needed to be done. I wouldn’t hesitate in highly recommending Ryan, and the team (Andrew and Tania) at Starke Family Law”

Frequently Asked Questions

Starke Family Law has been dedicated to providing expert family law services for 20 years. We have established a highly respected reputation within the industry.

Our team takes pride in offering compassionate and tailored support to individuals and families navigating through all family law matters.

Our years of experience reflect our commitment to excellence in family law.

Our experienced divorce lawyers at Starke Family Law are committed to guiding you through the complexities of your family matter with empathy and expertise. 

We offer comprehensive support, including legal advice on divorce proceedings, financial settlements, child arrangement matters, cohabitation disputes, and more. Our goal is to ensure the right resolution for you and your family, prioritising your well-being throughout the process. 

Whether through negotiation by solicitors, mediation, or court representation, we tailor our approach to your unique situation.

Of course. At Starke Family Law, we take your privacy very seriously. Your enquiry and all information shared during the initial consultation and throughout the process are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Our team operates within the strict guidelines set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which means any information you give us is safeguarded.

Your privacy is a priority to us throughout our engagement.

Given the sensitivity of your situation, finding the right lawyer for your family law matter requires careful consideration. There are a number of factors that can help guide you in finding the right lawyer who will address your unique needs and concerns:

  • Ensure the lawyer is qualified and specialises in family law. You can use the "Find a solicitor" feature on the Law Society's website to check they are a registered solicitor. You can verify their educational background, certifications, and memberships in professional associations such as members of Resolution.
  • Look for a lawyer who specialises in family law, who has experience in family law cases similar to yours. Experience often brings a deeper understanding of legal nuances and effective problem solving.
  • Enquire about the lawyer's fee structure and ensure there is transparency regarding costs.

Given the sensitivity of the matter, it's important to meet with your lawyer to be reassured that they will be able to address your unique needs and concerns. At Starke Family Law, we understand the emotional complexities of family law matters and are committed to providing compassionate, personalised legal support and achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

At Starke Family Law, we use a sophisticated online platform to streamline the process and gather essential information efficiently, you can get started online now. This enables us to provide you with a cost-effective service while ensuring that we are well-prepared to offer extensive advice and practical solutions during our initial meeting.

During your initial consultation with your lawyer we will discuss your concerns, objectives, and legal options. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and ensure you feel comfortable working together.

If you decide to instruct us, we will prepare a comprehensive plan outlining how we propose to resolve your family law issue, ensuring that it is tailored to your specific circumstances.

Throughout the process, we will empower you to make informed decisions and represent your interests effectively. Swift responsiveness and resolution of matters are of paramount importance to us, ensuring that your concerns are addressed promptly.

We may also suggest it is worthwhile to collaborate with other professionals, such as mediators, therapists, financial advisors, pension actuaries, and more, to address various aspects of your matter comprehensively.

Absolutely. Starke Family Law provides fixed fee consultations, offering up to 1 hour of dedicated time for your initial consultation. This allows you the opportunity to discuss your case in detail, receive valuable insights, and explore the potential legal pathways, without any surprise costs.

We use a sophisticated online tool to gather your information ahead of the meeting, which allows us to use the hour of time more effectively to explore the best way forward for you. We believe in transparency and ensuring that you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your family law matters.

Following this initial consultation, should you choose to proceed, we will then charge at an hourly rate. Rest assured, we are committed to transparency, and we'll provide you with a detailed cost estimate before commencing any further work on your matter. Our goal is to ensure you have a clear understanding of the associated costs as we work together on resolving your family law matter.

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