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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
signing deed poll

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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