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I need to get a statutory declaration from a lawyers to confirm I now go by my maiden name (not divorced yet) my lawywer wants £50 +VAT! Can anyone recommend a cheaper lawyer!! has anyone had this done

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  • scotsbob
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    You used to be able to do this by going to a court and swearing before a clerk. (I don't mean calling him a ***** I mean an oath type thing) I am fairly certain you just paid a small fee for a document.

    Don't know if it is still the case but worth a punt to save the money.
  • Ha ha ha love it, cheers, posted on relationships board too so have a few avenues to investigate
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    When i divorced i just went back to my maiden name lawyer said it was ok to do so. Didn't have to pay anything. I have had no problems this was about 14 years ago.
  • colino
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    If you were born and registered in Scotland you can, for lawful purposes, call yourself anything you like. If however you want the process formalised and recorded, you can do it yourself with the General Registrar for Scotland for about £40.
  • Lou76
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    scotsbob wrote: »
    You used to be able to do this by going to a court and swearing before a clerk. (I don't mean calling him a ***** I mean an oath type thing) I am fairly certain you just paid a small fee for a document.

    Don't know if it is still the case but worth a punt to save the money.

    Pity. :rotfl:
  • Got a deed poll £20 odd, got passport in the other day :-) thanks everyone
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