Mar
05
2021

A Women’s Name Change Rights Upon Divorce

Posted by Mark Keenan

When a woman completes the divorce process and wishes to revert back to her maiden name, she has two options. She can either change her name via deed poll or use her marriage certificate and decree absolute. Which option is best? Many organisations will accept a marriage certificate and decree absolute as proof of name […]

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Feb
26
2021

Advice for Transgender People

Posted by Mark Keenan

If you identify as transgender and want to change your name, you will need to change your name via deed poll. If you have a Gender Recognition Certificate or a new birth certificate and your new name change is stated on their then this is proof of your name change, however in most situations, you […]

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Feb
10
2021

A woman’s name change rights upon being widowed

Posted by Mark Keenan

A woman has the right to revert back to her original surname upon being widowed and can do so without a deed poll. All she will need is her husband’s death certificate and her marriage certificate (showing her maiden name). The majority of organisations will accept the above certificates as proof and will change their […]

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Feb
09
2021
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A couple’s name change rights upon a civil partnership

Posted by Mark Keenan

There are no legal requirements for either party to change their name upon marriage or civil partnership. However, more often than not, a couple will choose to take the other’s surname. As with marriage, you can take your partners surname when entering a civil partnership. All you will need to do is have proof, which […]

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Apr
11
2018
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Will my deed poll be accepted by others?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Will my deed poll be accepted by organisations? I’m sure many of you have heard the horror stories of many spending hundreds of pounds on a deed poll document and it not being excepted by government officials and organisations. We, unlike some companies, can assure you that all government bodies, banks, schools etc. will accept […]

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Apr
09
2018
Lost deed poll

Do You Require A Replacement Deed Poll?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Lost Deed Poll Service Have you lost your deed poll and need a replacement? We can help you! We can replace your lost deed poll within 1-2 working days using our online order form. This service comes at just £19.99. As there is no official deed poll register, unless your previous deed poll was with […]

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Apr
04
2018
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How long does the process take?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Changing your name via deed poll is a life-changing event which many spend a long time deciding upon. However, surprisingly it only takes 1-2 working days to official change your name once you’re certain. How long does it take? You can receive your deed poll documents and our guide pack within 1-2 working days. Depending […]

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Mar
29
2018
enrolment of deed poll

Enrolling a Deed Poll

Posted by Mark Keenan

What’s the difference between a deed poll and an enrolled deed poll? There is actually no official registration of name changes in the UK. Your deed poll is not actually registered anywhere unless you choose to enrol it. This means it is lodged for safe keeping in the enrolment books of the supreme court of […]

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