Legally Changing Your Name

At SAS Daniels we can help you the legal side of changing your name. We often find that many people want to change their name and this can be for a number of reasons.

If you are over the age of 18, the minimum legal age for changing your name, the changing your name can usually be done quickly and at a reasonable cost.

Some common reasons that people choose to change their name:

  • Divorce or separation
  • They are unhappy with their current name
  • To have the same surname as their child

We can help you to change your name by using a legal document known as a ‘Change of Name Deed’. One of our family law solicitors will prepare this document for you and once it is properly signed and witnessed it can be used as evidence of changing your name.

The Deed can be registered at the Central Family Court, although this is not a legal requirement but it advisable if you want your new name to show on any public records.

This option is only available to adults over the age of 18. If you wish to change a child’s name, this can also be arranged but it is a more complex process as it requires the consent of all people who have parental responsibility to agree.

If you would like to discuss an issue with one of our family law solicitors, please contact us and one of our specialist team will be happy to advise you.