People change their name for a variety of reasons. What the law thinks of this is simple. A name change is acceptable unless it seeks to defraud or has some criminal benefit.
Simply asking others to call you by your new name could work. A Statutory Declaration is more sensible as other parties and authorities accept more readily a legal document than just your word.
If you are over 18 years of age you may want to change your name for a variety of reasons.
We offer a fixed fee and fast service to prepare a Change of Name Deed which once properly signed and witnessed can be used as evidence of the Change of Name.
Rubin Lewis O’Brien can also prepare the paperwork to change a child’s name although it needs the consent of all who have Parental Responsibility for the child.