Fork decoupling is a recent approach to exploiting problem structure in state space search. The problem is assumed to take the form of a fork, where a single (large) center component provides preconditions for several (small) leaf components. The leaves are then conditionally independent in the sense that, given a fixed center path p, the compliant leaf moves - those leaf moves enabled by the preconditions supplied along p - can be scheduled independently for each leaf. Fork-decoupled state space search exploits this through conducting a regular search over center paths, augmented with maintenance of the compliant paths for each leaf individually. We herein show that the same ideas apply to much more general star-topology structures, where leaves may supply preconditions for the center, and actions may affect several leaves simultaneously as long as they also affect the center. Our empirical evaluation in planning, super-imposing star topologies by automatically grouping the state variables into suitable components, shows the merits of the approach.