Divorce & Separation

Your Wiltshire divorce solicitors will offer bespoke advice and guide you to a successful conclusion

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Divorce lawyers in Wiltshire

What should you consider?

The experienced Family Team at Goughs Solicitors specialise in divorce within England and Wales, and deal with all related matters including, finance, children and property matters. We also advise and represent clients internationally when they need an English lawyer following the breakdown of their marriage.

Your sensitive & dedicated divorce lawyer

The prospect of divorce is stressful and saddening, but we are here to help ease the burden. With our help, your divorce will be as straightforward as possible and we’re here to support you through the whole process.

Instruct a specialist divorce lawyer to help secure your future

Your local family solicitor since 1882

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We offer a free 30 minute no obligation consultation providing you direct access with one of our professional Family Law specialists.

Digmore Sid

Excellent service

I engaged the services of Goughs Solicitors in Trowbridge, in particular Ailie Peacock, to act on my behalf for the sale of my house. Ailie was always clear with her advice, acted in a timely manor and answered any questions I had almost immediately. She was very proactive in dealing with the other parties involved in a slightly convoluted chain.

Ailie also managed a very late request from our buyers with calm efficiency and the utmost professionalism. The end result was a smooth sale and completion, with remarkably little stress on our part. I would not hesitate from using them again.


Margaret Wilson

Clear concise advice

Quick response to e-mails or phone calls. Will certainly use again in the near future. Clear concise advice patiently given!


Mr Ian Liddle

Excellent service

Excellent service as usual.



Superb once again.

Superb once again. Goughs provides outstanding service... professional in getting the job done and conducted with grace and care. Thank you Goughs!


Ashley Stone

Rhianna Cole

The solicitor I dealt with at Goughs, Rhianna Cole, was an absolute star, I cannot fault her in any way at all. She made everything in the situation I was in so easy to understand, and she guided me through an extremely stressful time, with extreme professionalism, yet a very personal and sensitive touch. Can't big them up enough.



Matt Saunders

Made first-time buying a (relatively) simple process!

Sophie was very attentive and responsive and understood the need to act quickly in regard to our purchase process. She was diligent with the paperwork and was very easy to talk to and clear at explaining what was required in terms of action from our side and from the seller.



Chambers & Partners

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Adept at handling complex divorce proceedings and related financial disputes. Regularly assists with challenging private law children cases. Offers further experience in negotiating pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.


Legal 500

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Goughs is a strong team that has strength and depth in its family law department. They are known for achieving good client outcomes and their good client care.


Russell Fitch

Great service

Great service, professional, great communication and handled what was a very sensitive situation with care and compassion.



Very calm and clear

My lawyer was very calm and clear and she put me at ease during a very stressful time. The outcome was exactly as I'd hoped.



Highly satisfactory

Thank you for all your help, guidance and understanding over the last 2 years. You and your team have been outstanding during a very difficult time and managed the case through to a highly satisfactory conclusion.


Your divorce and separation questions answered

Anyone who has been legally married for over a year can initiate divorce proceedings if the marriage has irretrievably broken down due to one of the following ‘facts’; 

– Your spouse has committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with him or her.

– Your spouse has behaved in such a way that it would be unreasonable to expect you to continue to live together.

– Your spouse has deserted you for a continuous period of two years or more.

– You and your spouse have been living separately for two years or more and your spouse consents to the divorce.

– You and your spouse have been living separately for five years or more, whether or not your spouse consents to the divorce.

A lot of our clients are understandably concerned about protecting their finances in divorce proceedings. Click here for more information. 

If you and your partner agree on your divorce terms and the reasons for the divorce, getting a divorce legally finalised will ordinarily take 4 to 6 months.

It is likely to take longer if you need to sort out issues relating to money, property or children, as these will all have to be dealt with separately. 

For advice tailored to you and your circumstances, an experienced family lawyer will be able to provide further guidance. Book your free consultation today. 

Why work
with Goughs?

Local since 1882, with an excellent reputation

First-class, effective service

Largest solicitors in Wiltshire

Seven offices throughout the county

Nationally accredited law firm

Recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

Your divorce and separation team

Amelia Inglis

Trainee Solicitor

Amelia joined Goughs in September 2021 as a Trainee Solicitor in the Family department, having worked as a property paralegal for three years. She graduated from Swansea University in 2017 with first-class honours in Law, before completing her Legal Practice Course and Masters in Professional Legal Practice with a distinction.

Heidi Cardoza

Associate Solicitor

Heidi is an experienced family solicitor advising clients on all areas of family law. She advocates a non-confrontational approach to divorce, separation, and other family matters where possible.

Eleanor Wood

Associate Solicitor

Eleanor has invaluable experience in a wide range of children's matters, matrimonial matters (including divorce & separation), cohabitation agreements, pre & post nuptial agreements, and the division of matrimonial finances.

Georgina Catlin


Georgina has been practicing Family Law for over four years, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2018, and joining Goughs in 2019. Over the years she has developed a strong ability to empathise with others whilst also delivering firm and clear advice to clients to ensure their best interests are protected.

Natalie Kemp

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Natalie joined Goughs in 2019 and progressed to an Associate in 2020. She is experienced in dealing with all areas of family law, including children, divorce, separation, finances, cohabitation, and separation agreements together with pre and post nuptial agreements.

Ross Phillips


Ross thrives on obtaining favourable financial settlements for his clients and achieving a fair outcome for parents who may be having difficulties managing childrens’ arrangements with their ex-partners.

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