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Addition of maiden name

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25 Jun 09 #126758 by alchemist
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Hi there.

Have asked my stbx to allow me to add my Maiden Name to our daughter's surname as I want to revert back to it once all is settled. More importantly I want to be able to retain an identity with my daughter too,....

Any advice? has anyone done this and been successful? any case that I could reference in my application to the court as have lodged a specific orders issue

Would appreciate any help

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25 Jun 09 #126804 by D L
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As I said in chat, you may just about convince a judge this is a good idea on the basis that your child is very young, but it is unlikely. The case you want to read is Dawson v Wearmouth (just google it, the link to the HL report comes up). You should also read the threads by madaboutcars.


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