If you are having issues with your partner, we know that this is a difficult and emotional time at which you will need prompt, expert guidance and support from an experienced team of divorce solicitors.
At Nelsons, we have one of the largest teams of specialist family law solicitors in the East Midlands. Our experience ensures that we will give you expert advice about your circumstances, as well as supporting you throughout the divorce process.
If you choose the deed poll option, you can choose to register (enrol) this document with the Royal Courts of Justice. This document will provide the necessary documentation and guidance you need to do this.
You can only use this document if you are 16 years or older.
You can use this to change the name of your child (i.e. under the age of 18), provided that you have parental responsibility for that child. You can't use this document if there is more than one other person with parental responsibility, or if there is only one other person with parental responsibility for but they don't agree to the name change.
This document is only suitable for children who are British (or Commonwealth) citizens and permanently resident in the UK. If your child is aged 16 or over, they'll also need to agree to the change of name by signing in both their new and old names.
Note that if your child is 16 or 17 and are (or has been) married or in a civil partnership, you'll no longer have parental responsibility for that child and you can't use this document.