Starks Realty Group is a real estate firm specializing in the listing and sale of real property in family law cases.

Founded by Laurel Starks in 2005, author of Divorcing The House, the backbone of the business was built on serving the family law niche, and therefore has systems, training, knowledge and experience in handling the complexity of these transactions in divorce. All members of Starks Realty Group are licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate and have over 100 combined years in real estate. Many have been trained in Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce, and have been involved in over 1,000 cases collectively.

Starks Realty Group not only provides services for the sale of real property, but we also provide family law litigation support, including title search, property valuations, credit reports and buy-out / refinancing.

Laurel Starks is a recognized expert in family law real estate. In this capacity she has advised, consulted and testified in hundreds of divorce cases, and serves as a court-appointed expert in the disposition of real property. Attorneys, judges and other legal professionals have come to rely on Laurel’s knowledge, judgment, integrity, as well as her ability to explain complex real estate matters to those affected by them.

She has also facilitated hundreds of home sales, putting her in the top 1 percent of agents worldwide. One of Southern California’s top listing agents, Laurel has been a 3-time Platinum Medal winner for Keller Williams Realty.

This unique background has made Laurel an indispensable resource for consumers and professionals alike. She has parlayed her niche into a multifaceted endeavor that incorporates education and hands-on help for anyone facing the difficult, complex and bewildering realm of family law real estate.


Starks Realty Group at KW SoCal
Laurel Starks, Divorce Real Estate Expert

Address: 8250 White Oak Ave., #102, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone: (909) 945-0609




Los Angeles County

Orange County

San Bernardino County

Riverside County


Laurel Starks completed her undergraduate studies at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and then at Whittier College in Whittier, California, majoring in sociology and political science.

Mediation/Collaborative Law Training

Laurel complemented 40-hour basic and 18-hour advanced Divorce Mediation training with Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Esq., and Collaborative Divorce Team Training (as the first practicing divorce real estate agent enrollee).

Honors and Awards

Multiple real estate production awards, including Platinum Medalist, top 1% worldwide salesperson, Agent of the Year – Victoria Gardens Escrow, and monthly, quarterly and annually “#1 Agent” awards since 2008.

Professional Activity

Laurel speaks at numerous events around the country each year, and is equally at home addressing ordinary homeowners or a room full of judges and attorneys. She founded the popular Family Law Live Lecture Series, which has become a must-attend event for family law professionals in Southern California. She is also a featured speaker at events sponsored by a wide range of organizations, including the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Eastern Los Angeles County Bar Association, the East-West Family Law Council, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, and White, Zuckerman, Luna, Zarkovsky & Hunt (Southern California’s leading forensic accounting firm). She is a recognized provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for attorneys, and a 730 evaluator for real estate matters in family law cases.Laurel’s educational work also addresses the general public, through events such as the Divorce Options seminar and Ask a Lawyer Night, held at college campuses in Southern California. She was the founder of the Divorce Real Estate Clinic, held at the San Bernardino County Law Library; and Divorcing 101 at University of La Verne College of Law. Laurel is vice president of Collaborative Divorce Professionals of the Inland Empire, and an ad hoc committee member of their Divorce Options Program, held at Mt. San Antonio College. She has also been a guest speaker at Divorce Expo in Chicago.Laurel writes columns and articles for a variety of publications, including the Bar Bulletin of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Bar Bulletin of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Pasadena Star News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, and the San Bernardino Sun.As an innovator in the field, Laurel developed the Marital Property Evaluation, a comprehensive tool which is now used extensively in family law cases. A variety of media outlets rely on her as an expert source, including the Huffington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and America Online (AOL). And she has served as co- host of “Real Estate Matters with John and Laurel” a weekly radio program in Southern California.