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If you wish to change your child’s name, you will need the written consent of all of those with Parental Responsibility.

This will always include the child’s mother and in most cases, the child’s father. Please refer to our Parental Responsibility section for more information.

If you cannot obtain the written consent of all of those with Parental Responsibility, you can apply to court for a Specific Issue Order to change your child’s name. However, it is preferable to resolve the issue on a consensual basis, via negotiation or the mediation process.

Court proceedings can be expensive, lengthy and can increase animosity. Usually, the court will only change a child’s name if there are compelling reasons for the change and the change would benefit the child’s welfare.

For example, it is unlikely that a mother would succeed on an application to change the child’s surname to her own, on the basis that she has separated from the father, if the father remains involved in the child’s life.

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Our Approach & Our Experience

We understand that not seeing your child every day is one of the hardest things about separation.

Our specialist solicitors can support and advise you as to your practical and legal options, tailored to your circumstances, as we know that every family is different.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Jane Tenquist

Jane Tenquist

Jane is a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team

Nichola Bright

Nichola Bright

Nichola is a Senior Solicitor in our Family Law department

Holly Atkins

Holly Atkins

Holly is a Trainee Solicitor in our Family department

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Please send us your enquiry using this enquiry form, or you can send us an email to lawyers@myerson.co.uk