Can you just change your surname?
Changing a surname. As with your first name, there is nothing in the law stopping you from changing your surname at any time, so long as you don't have any fraudulent (or other criminal) intent. You can change your name at any time, and as many times as you wish. via
How do I change back to my maiden name NSW?
To change your name to something other than your husband's name or your maiden name you have to apply to register a change of name. Forms and information is available from the New South Wales Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages website or you can call them if you have specific questions. via
How do I change my child's surname NSW?
In NSW a child's surname may only be changed in circumstances where both parents of the child (as named on the child's birth certificate) consent to the change of name – unless there is an Order of the Court, or where one parent is deceased. via
Can I change my surname in Australia?
Anyone wishing to change names in Australia must lodge a legal name change application with Births, Deaths and Marriages. A legal name change application is necessary if you want to change one name, all names, the spelling of your name or order of your names. via
How much does it cost to change back to your maiden name?
For anyone reverting to their prior name, they will need a divorce decree, or else marriage and birth certificates from Births, Deaths and Marriages. If you don't already have this expect to pay between $35 to $65 per certificate. A successful legal name change name change application could cost between $110 and $280. via
Are you still Mrs after divorce?
Changing your surname doesn't affect divorce proceedings or your eligibility to be divorced. You might like to be called "Mrs." even after divorce, or you may prefer "Ms" or "Miss". If you don't change your surname, you don't need to complete any legal documentation to change your title - just start using it. via
Can I change my surname without getting married?
If as a couple you do not want to get married (or enter into a civil partnership), it is entirely within your rights for one or both of you to change your surname to match your partner's, giving the appearance of a married couple. via
Is changing your name difficult?
While changing your name is a simple process, the same can't be said for the requirements that follow it. Though most departments don't charge a high fee for changing your name, they might take their time completing it. When you change your name, expect to wait around in offices to update all your documents. via
Can I just start using my maiden name again?
You can go back to using your maiden name freely until you've filled out all the legal paperwork. Choosing to change your last name after a divorce is ultimately a personal preference. Some people want to keep it because they have kids or they wait until they remarry. via
Can I revert back to my maiden name?
The good news is that if you are simply reverting to your maiden name after a divorce, then many institutions will accept a copy of your birth certificate, marriage certificate, decree absolute and a signed declaration that you are reverting your maiden name for all purposes. via
Can I go back to my maiden name after divorce?
Changing your name after divorce
All you need to revert your ID and bank accounts back to your maiden name after you divorce is your decree absolute and your marriage certificate. Alternatively, you can change your name by deed poll and present this document instead. via
Can I change my child's surname without the father permission NSW?
It is an offence to apply to change the child's name without permission from the supervising authority. via
Can you change surname without fathers permission?
A mother, or father, cannot change a child's surname by herself or himself unless she or he is the only person with parental responsibility. Any child who has sufficient legal understanding may apply in their own right for the Court's permission to change their name. via
Can I change child's surname?
A child's legal name can only be changed via deed poll or through a change of the child's birth certificate in certain circumstances (see 'Changing a child's name via the birth certificate' below). Schools and GP's often provide the option to register a ”known as” name in addition to registering the child's legal name. via