Divorce & Separation

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

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

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

FREE 30 minute consultation with a family lawyer

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

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. 

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your divorce and separation team

Juliet Gordon


Juliet qualified in 2018, and joined Goughs in April 2022. She always strives to provide calm, empathetic advice, and prioritises ensuring that her clients are updated throughout the process, aiming to exceed their expectations.

Emilie Gouzien

Trainee Solicitor

Emilie started her Training Contract with Goughs in September 2021 in the Residential Property Department. She has now moved training seats and is working within the Family department. She enjoys the personal service and client contact of this area of practice.

Natasha Miller


Natasha began her Training Contract with the firm in September 2019 in the family department and qualified as a Solicitor in September 2021. Natasha enjoys the human element to each case and working with clients to achieve the best possible outcome for them in what is inevitably a very difficult time in their life.

Eleanor Wood

Senior Associate

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

Associate Solicitor

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

Senior 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.

Alice Blackmore

Associate Solicitor

Alice joined Goughs in January 2020 and was promoted to Associate in April 2021. She is experienced in dealing with all areas of family law including disputes involving children, divorce, separation, finances, and cohabitation.


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

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