We recognise to change your name is extremely personal and we at Pilgrim Hope Solicitors we can assist you navigating the complex process of change of name by law. If you would like further information regarding this, or would like to get the process started, give our specialist family law team a call on 01257 422 500 or fill out the online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you.
If you want to change your name
We will prepare a Change of Name Deed that includes the following important declarations:
- You will abandon the use of your previous name
- You will use your new name at all times from the date of signing the deed
- You will relinquish the use of your previous name in all documents and will use your new name going forward
We charge a very competitive rate of £250 plus VAT. The fee is due upfront and covers the cost of preparing the deed and providing you with copies.
If you want to change your child’s name
Unlike changing your own name, to formally change the name of a child, all persons with parental responsibility for that child must consent to the change of name. If their consent cannot be obtained, you would need to make an application to the court for a Specific Issue Order. We will charge a very competitive rate of £300 plus VAT if all persons with parental responsibility consent to the change of name. The fee is payable upfront and covers the cost of preparing the deed and seeking all persons consent to the change before providing you with copies.