QLD Applying for Name Change with Sole Parental Responsibility?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Andylee, 5 June 2018.

  1. Nonfiction

    Nonfiction Well-Known Member

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    I’m not in QLD and not very familiar with the Queensland Magistrates Court forms, sorry...all I know is that Magistrates Courts have powers under the Family Law Act 1975 to determine certain matters, both by consent and also some other matters where there are no substantive issues. You already have Final Orders allocating Sole Parental Responsibility to you...you would have been allocated this for a reason...in my experience often when matters return to any of the Family Courts issues are not always confined to a single issue e.g. Applicant files initiating application re: schooling only...Respondent files response re: schooling and XXX...depending on information before the Court the matter possibly turns into more than a simple schooling issue. Here we go again!

    Yes it does...however, we do not know all of the facts...
     
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  2. Andylee

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    Usually I'd agree but this is their own request to have the same last name as their 3 siblings, myself and their step dad (who has raised them for nearly all of their life)

    Exactly my reason for staying out of family court. Thank you for all your advice. You've been extremely helpful. I'm sure the court clerks can point me in the direction of what forms I need and what the process is.
     
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    100% agree with Shanahan Law. I was granted the sole parent. I never went to court to have the surname changed though because you will need a strong reason for this. In my case, I wanted the change because of deep, deep criminal issues known not only locally and did not want this causing any dramas for my children. That could have been enough of a reason, I didn’t bother though. When my children were no longer children, old enough to decide for themselves I let them make the decision and whatever they chose, I was good with this. Make sure your children are old enough if choose the path I went, before you discuss anything such as my issue your children will ask questions and this is definitely not appropriate for them.
     
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