Free 30 Minute Family Law Consultation

Providing you direct access with one of our professional family law specialists

Talk to one of our family law experts

At Goughs, we offer a free consultation up to 30 minutes, providing you direct access with one of our professional family law specialists. We will discuss your situation with you and help you understand your legal options. We will provide clear, practical advice on how to proceed from the very beginning.

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Why speak to a family law specialist?

Our professional family law solicitors advise on a wide range of legal issues related to relationship breakdown. Our solicitors have knowledge and expertise in areas such as divorce, child arrangements, financial arrangements for married and unmarried couples, domestic violence and more. This ensures that you receive accurate and relevant advice tailored to your specific situation.

Divorce and separation

Divorce solicitors

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Different ways a Divorce Agreement can be reached – Read more >>

Child arrangements and visitation

Child arrangements

Legalities surrounding changing a child’s surname following separation – Read more >>

A guide to creating a fair parenting plan – Read more >>

Five of the most common shared custody agreements – Read more >>

Making arrangements for your children when you divorce or separate – Read more >>

Domestic abuse and injunctions

Domestic abuse solicitors

Coercive control and domestic abuse –

Domestic abuse guidance and advice –

Domestic Abuse Bill – providing protection to victims of domestic abuse – Read more >>

Military divorce

Military divorce solicitors

What will happen to my armed forces pension on divorce? – Read more >>

Divorce in the military: Why you need a specialist lawyer – Read more >>

Inheritance planning for military officers –

Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution

What is alternative dispute resolution? –

What to do when your child arrangements aren’t working? – Read more >>

What happens if I don’t get on with my co-executor? – Read more >>

Speak to a solicitor

Whether you are going through a divorce and need to instruct a solictor, or you have some questions that you would like a solictor to answer, we can help. You can call, email or come into one of our seven offices.

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With seven offices around the South West of England, we have multiple offices you can call. 

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With offices in Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Devizes, Melksham and Trowbridge, you can pop in and see us. View office locations.

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Family law FAQ’s

The cost of hiring a family law solicitor can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the solicitor’s experience, and the location.

At Goughs, we offer a free family law solicitor consultation, so you can speak with one of our professional Family Law specialists, during which they may provide some preliminary advice.

Yes, family solicitors typically charge fees for their services. The cost will depend on various factors, and it’s essential to discuss fees and payment arrangements with the solicitor before engaging their services.

The cost of legal advice from a family law solicitor can vary. You will be able to discuss the potential costs during your initial consultation.

The cost of a family law solicitor in the UK varies based on factors such as the complexity of the case and the solicitor’s experience.

Having a solicitor in family court can be beneficial, especially in complex cases. A solicitor can provide legal expertise, navigate court procedures, and advocate on your behalf. While it’s possible to represent yourself, the legal complexities of family court proceedings make professional representation advisable.

Yes, it’s crucial to be open and honest with your solicitor. Full disclosure allows them to provide the best possible advice and representation.

For most people, it will not be necessary to even attend any court hearings. If necessary to do so, your solicitor or barrister will usually be able to speak on your behalf. Your solicitor can guide and prepare you for court appearances, helping you present your case effectively.

Our clients rate us as excellent

Chambers & Partners

The team is extremely thorough and client-focused. They are willing to go the extra mile and think outside the box.

P B, Corsham

Thank you for all your help, guidance and understanding. You and your team have been outstanding during a very difficult time and managed the case through to a highly satisfactory conclusion.

T H, Chippenham

I could not have wished for a more professional dedicated team, I am so grateful for all their help and support, I would highly recommend Goughs solicitors to family and friends.

Legal 500

The practice is very unique in that the service is so personal and impeccable. Attention is given to ALL detail and communication is frequent and timely.


I could not have wished for a more professional dedicated team, I am so grateful for all their help and support, I would highly recommend Goughs solicitors to family and friends.

Your family law team

Abbie Winters


Alice Blackmore

Senior Associate Solicitor

Amelia Inglis


Georgia Holmes


Georgina Catlin

Associate Solicitor

Hannah Conway

Trainee Solicitor

Hannah Francis


Mark Hood

Associate Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector

Abbie Winters


Hannah Francis


Hannah Conway

Trainee Solicitor

Georgia Holmes


Amelia Inglis


Natasha Miller

Associate Solicitor

Matthew Drew

Managing Partner & Finance Partner

Rhianna Cole

Senior Associate

Mark Hood

Associate Solicitor & Head of Armed Forces Sector

Georgina Catlin

Associate Solicitor

Natalie Kemp

Senior Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Thomas Boyce

Partner and Head of Family

Ross Phillips


Alice Blackmore

Senior Associate Solicitor

Why choose the Goughs family law solicitors team?

Rated Band 1 in Chambers & Partners

The Goughs Family Team have been rated as a Band 1, and are therefore highly recommended, by the prestigious Chambers & Partners

Leading firm in Legal500 for 3rd year running

Legal 500 have ranked us a leading family law solicitors firm for the third year running

An experienced team

We have over 140 years experience between us

Our approach

We have a strong emphasis on working towards an amicable agreement and whenever possible, we aim to minimise court involvement for you

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