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Change of name HELP!

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fragglerocks Wed 07-Sep-11 10:13:51

ExH and I separated in April, things are very amicable and we're still good friends so neither of us are in a massive hurry to divorce. I however want to change back to my maiden name as I still get the little stabbing pain in my heart when having to use my married name sad
I want to change by deed poll, has anyone else here done so and can you recommend a reputable way to get it done? Also any idea on cost, I've been told everything from free up to £50!!
TIA x

piellabakewell Wed 07-Sep-11 19:19:46

I used a deed poll service I found online, cost about £45. It does not have to be signed by or witnessed by a solicitor, just ask a friend to witness your signature.

rightchoice Fri 16-Sep-11 23:47:58

I did it for nothing. I typed it professionally on quality legal paper, had it witnessed by a professional. The bank, and all the other bodies involved accepted the declaration. This was many years ago and I copied it out for a friend more recently. Have a google around to see if there are any guide lines but after all you are only reverting to your given name.

rightchoice Fri 16-Sep-11 23:50:56

Oh, by the way the wording was also taken from the internet, it is very very simple.

rightchoice Fri 16-Sep-11 23:56:18

Just read on line your witness simply has to be someone who knows you. Lots and lots of info on internet. IMO you could easly DIY

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