Mar
22
2018
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Certified copies- who needs them?

Posted by Mark Keenan

When ordering a deed poll you are asked how many certified copies you would like. A certified copy is a copy of the original deed poll with an endorsement to say it is a real copy of the official document. Why do I need them? When changing your name via deed poll you may ask […]

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Mar
21
2018
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Do I need a Deed Poll?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Official deed polls- Who needs a deed poll? When can you change your name without a deed poll? Many individuals decided to change their name, but documentary evidence is needed to make any name change official. Documentary evidence can come in many different forms including a marriage certificate, divorce certificate, adoption certificate and a deed poll. […]

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Mar
19
2018
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Deed poll- Is it legal?

Posted by Mark Keenan

Is changing your name via deed poll legal? Many individuals unofficially change their name but to be legally known by that preferred name you have to change your name by deed poll. What is a deed poll? A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name and is recognised by all UK Government […]

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Mar
16
2018
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Deed Poll- The Alternative to Marriage

Posted by Mark Keenan

Is a deed poll the new alternative to marriage? Is marriage becoming a thing of the past? The average marriage cost according to the independent is a massive £27, 161! Could a £14.99 deed poll be the next best thing? No debt, less stress, and still having the same surname as your loved one? Seems […]

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Mar
14
2018
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Restrictions on changing a Child’s Name

Posted by Mark Keenan

Regulations on changing a child’s name via deed poll Children under the age of 16 require permission from their parents (if married) or those that hold parental responsibility for that child. This post will tell you everything you need to know when it comes to changing your child’s name and how you can do it. […]

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Mar
13
2018
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Who to Advise After Changing your Name

Posted by Mark Keenan

What do you need to do after your deed poll has been approved Once your official deed poll is complete you will then be able to start using your new name. You need to ensure that you notify everyone of your name change. The most common organisations are as follows: HM Passport Office (to apply for […]

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Mar
12
2018
restrictions

Name Restrictions via Deed Poll

Posted by Mark Keenan

Restrictions to be Aware of when Changing your Name There are many reasons why you may wish to change your name, some have wanted a specific name all their life, others just fancy a change. If you are looking to change your name via deed poll then it’s definitely worth checking the legal restrictions. The […]

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