Do you need a Change Of Name Deed?
A person’s legal name is the name that appears on their birth certificate. However, for a wide variety of reasons it is common for people to want to change their name. This can be achieved by having a Change of Name Deed prepared.
The lawyers in our North Devon offices (Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton and South Molton) offer this service.
So if you want to change your name then just get in touch with us. We will prepare the deed for you and provide you with solicitor-certified copies which you will be able to send to your bank, the DVLA, Passport office and any other organisation that needs proof of your change of name.
Can I change my child’s name in this way?
Provided that you have the consent of everyone who has ‘parental responsibility’ you can change your child’s name by way of a deed.
What about changing my name by deed poll?
A deed poll is a legal document which proves a change of name. You can use a deed poll to change any part of your name, add or remove names and hyphens, or to change the spelling of your name. You can make an ‘unenrolled’ deed poll yourself or apply for an ‘enrolled’ deed poll.
When changing your name by deed poll the process of updating your records with all record holders usually takes 3–8 weeks, depending on how promptly you do it. However, when you change your name using a Change of Name Deed it comes into effect as soon as it has been signed and witnessed.
For further guidance on changing your name simply contact our free legal helpline. Give us a call on 0333 888 0404 or alternatively you can just send an email to us at [email protected]