There are many reasons that can make you take this step. All relate to a radical turn in your life but do you need the administrative chores that go hand in hand with it to make a fuss of the same proportions? Nowadays, the legal process of name change, which ends up you being the owner of a deed poll, can be as painless as online subscription to a newspaper. The tips below will help make you love it for its simplicity.
Whether you have just married or divorced or you want to emulate the Best Actor at the latest Oscars right through to appropriating his name, then you will need to fill out a form. Make sure you find the exact one applying to your county and to your particular situation. Look out for instructions to complete the form.
It is important that you read them because they help you grasp the items you fathomed as vague.
You need to be clean and clear with one fact. While name change is quick and easy, in the avalanche style it brings up many other change procedures. Your name features in your passport, driver's licence, social security card, debit/credit card, papers related to car, home and property ownership, among others so they have to be changed as well.
It is vital that you get a list of all documents to be changed, break them down into groups, phase them out over time and steer clear of any omissions or frustration.
The string of name change-related procedures will naturally prompt you to plan in advance the number of deed poll copies you are to order along with the deed poll original. It is no less important that you know in advance the cost. The price of the procedure varies from £10 to £20 per procedure depending on the service provider and the type of your procedure.
A number of websites are now available to run the name change procedure for you and what is more – they can give you professional advice about the procedure itself. They can no less give you confidential consultations on sensitive issues such as name change by homosexuals and transsexuals.
Check out the offerings of three reputed websites. The authorised website of the Legal Deed Poll Service, available at TheLegalDeedPollService, allows you to apply for name change in person, by phone or online and take your deed poll original and copies for as low as £13.39 per regular deed poll. The UK Deed Poll Service (deedpoll.org.uk) is your detailed guide into issues that you need to know and consider before you opt for a name change and into the particulars of the name change procedure itself.
Don't forget it's your responsibility to tell organisation, banks and other authorities about your new name. You should also update your details on any existing policies and subscriptions!
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