Commentary

4.5 Change of child’s name where no child arrangements or care order in force

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| Commentary

4.5 Change of child’s name where no child arrangements or care order in force

| Commentary

4.5 Change of child’s name where no child arrangements or care order in force

Where two or more people have parental responsibility for a child, and there is no child arrangements order or care order, it has been held that all of those people having parental responsibility must consent to the change of surname1. In Dawson v Wearmouth2 it was held that because the change of a child’s surname is a profound and not merely a formal issue, whatever the age of the child, any dispute on such an issue must be referred to the court

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