name change

Australia's #1 for Law
Join 150,000 Australians every month. Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
FREE - Join Now
  1. C

    WA Name change obligations

    Following harrasing emails, birth mother changed son's name when he was 4 years old, 2 years after separation. Original surname was fathers surname only. Name is now hyphenated "mother's surname-fathers surname) Child has always been aware of his original name. Is father now legally obliged to...
  2. D

    QLD Has My Friend Committed Bigamy under Australian Law?

    My friend, an Australian citizen, agreed to a Muslim name change and entered into a Muslim religious service to marry a man in Bangladesh. They returned to Australia but separated a year or so after returning. My friend then met another man, they decided to marry and did so in Fiji, then...
  3. A

    QLD Applying for Name Change with Sole Parental Responsibility?

    I've been granted sole parental responsibility by the family court and am wanting to change 2 of my children's surname to match my own and their other siblings. Would the documents saying I have sole parental responsibility be enough to apply for a name change with births, deaths and marriages...
  4. H

    NSW Changing son's last name

    Hi everyone, My last post I wrote wouldn't post for some reason so I'll try to keep it short and simple. I'm trying to change my son's name but the father hasn' been able to be contacted for a few years now. No one knows his location. Relationships Australia said I cannot proceed with...
  5. B

    VIC Urgent Namge Change for 17 year old without full parental consent

    Hi, My daughter is 17.5 years old and has been accepted into the Australian Defence Force (Navy). Before she enters, she want to legally change her last name to the name she has used her whole life. But it is not the name on her birth certificate. Surprisingly, even her learners permit has her...
  6. Scotoz

    SA South Australia Whats in a Name?

    The universal quandary of 'legal versus lawful' has reared its ugly head in my life and it is being disputed ad infinitum in court. The basics are these facts. My birth certificate is in the correct format of Xxxxxx Xxxxx so is my lawful name My bank card is in the 'legal name' format as...
  7. RickAndMorty

    SA Ex Requesting Me to Sign One Page of Full Document?

    Ok, so I'm, going through a property settlement dispute with my ex, and custody of children with my son, and she wants to change both her name, and my son's name to include both our last names (her mother's last name) "This is what she is telling me" However, there are 4 instances of her being...
  8. S

    SA Family Law - Changing Son's Surname Without Father's Signature?

    I have sole parental responsibility for my son. Can I changed his surname without the father's signature under family law?
  9. D

    WA Legal to Add Middle Name for a Minor?

    As a minor, I have no legal documents utilising my given name other than my birth certificate, my mother's healthcare and education records. I would like to add a middle name to my name. I have the orthodox first name, middle name and last name, of which I would like to keep all with the...
  10. G

    NSW Family Law - Legal for Baby to Have New Family Name?

    Hello I am an Indian. We are permanent residents in Sydney. We are expecting our baby in a few months. The full name of myself and many other people in my family are quite complicated to pronounce. Let's say my full name is 'ComplexFirst ComplexLast' . As per my tradition, father's first name...