I have just received a letter through the post for my 11 year old son , it is addressed to my wife (estranged) who is using her maiden name we have been split up for 10 weeks. This in itself is not a problem but she has added her maiden name to my sons name giving him a double barrelled name , is this allowed as i have not been contacted about this . The letter was also addressed to the marital home where she no longer resides.Does anybody know if this this is legal or not cheers
I've just looked it up in a book I have (RELATE) MOVING ON....it states that \"as changing a child's name may not be in the child's interest.for that reason if you change a child's name yourself you may run foul of the law.If a man objects to his children losing his name he may apply to the courts and his wishes be upheld.This will hold force until the children are old enough,when they reach their age of majority, to make their own choices.\"
\"a compromise that some families adopt is for the children to take on a double-barrelled name that reflects the last names now used by both of their parents.\"
hope this helps, I'm not sure but would have thought the part about a compromise needed your permission maybe?this is not legally binding info but from book by Relate as mentioned above. take care Topaz.
long term i would have no problem going for the double barrelled name if that would suit her and also the children but it is just the speed at bwhich it has been done how ever granted it would appear only to open some kind of account. I am more concerned about when the boys start school again in sept i guess i will just have to wait and see what happens . once again thanks for taking the time to both read up on and to reply
SOMETHING YOU JUST SAID ABOUT HER OPENING AN ACCOUNT, COULD SHE POSSIBLY BE PUTTING MONEY INTO YOUR CHILD'S NEW ACCOUNT IN HIS NEW NAME AS SOMEWHERE SHE MAY THINK IT'S SAFE TO STASH MONEY.SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO REMOVE ANY MONIES FROM THERE AT ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE AS IT IS HER SIGNATURE AS MAIN ACCOUNT HOLDER (SAVING ON HIS BEHALF)UNTIL HE REACHES 18. ALSO NON TAXABLE AS A MINOR'S ACCOUNT. HE CAN BECOME MAIN ACCOUNT HOLDER WHEN OLD ENOUGH.
SHE SHOULD HAVE TO DECLARE IT IN FORM E I THINK AS SHE WOULD BE THE MAIN ACCOUNT HOLDER ON HER /YOUR CHILD'S BEHALF.PERHAPS I'M TOO SUSPICIOUS BUT THESE THINGS DO HAPPEN.FORGIVE ME IF I'M TOO SUSPICIOUS AND I'M NOT A LEGAL BOD OR ANYTHING.IT'S JUST AN OPINION.
I think it is for an account for my son as we previously had saving plans for the boys but have since said we will make our own arrangements since the split.But not sure why she would bother adding her maiden name to his to open the account, i am more concerned on wether or not she is planning the same for when the new school term starts in sept.
again thanks for taking the time to reply