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Marley040783 Sun 26-Jan-20 10:02:31

Has anyone had to write a statement for court when going for a surname change. I took my ex to court last year for surname to be changed to mine, anyway he jumped on my court order for access so court was adjourned for 7 months as he was instructed by CAFFCASS to complete a Domestic abuse perp program and when we return we both need to write a statement on the name?
Any wrote one before and how in-depth do you go or is it basically what I'll cooperate with.

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Fivetillmidnight Wed 29-Jan-20 19:18:15

You need to state to the court WHY it's in the best interest of your son that the surname he has always had is changed. ..

Glovesick Thu 13-Feb-20 22:11:36

Yes I did. Set out why it will be in child's best interest to change name, how it would be harmful to keep old name. Be sure not to make it sound like it is simply more convenient for you. Go into as much details as possible, but at the same time keep the statement on point, do t ramble about irrelevant stuff or repeat the same point over and over.

Why do you want to change name?

Glovesick Thu 13-Feb-20 22:12:28

How old is your child?

Marley040783 Fri 14-Feb-20 08:02:47

Thank you the statements done and already with the court and she is 2, Cafcass have also submitted section 7 to me the court and the other party with their recommendations of no contact from father and name Change for my surname and his surname as middle name so hoping judge goes with section 7 report 🤞🏽

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