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Clare, Family Solicitor
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I got married in 2001. My husband walked out suddenly in November

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I got married in 2001. My husband walked out suddenly in November 2012. When I got married I used the surname Manwaring. This was my step fathers surname I have used since him and my mother got together when I was about 4/5 years of age. I also put him down on marriage certificate as my father.
I didn't even consider the fact that he had never legally adopted me or my name had not been changed by deed poll to his. The name on my birth certificate is Glackin.
When I married I became Griffin.
After my husband left (he has had no contact since he left, so still married) I changed my name back by deed poll to Manwaring.
I have been advised to speak to a solicitor as my marriage may be void as I did not get married in my/a legal name?
Can you please advise
Regards
Nicola Manwaring
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.

Thank you question.
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Your marriage is valid and notwithstanding the name issue.
You will need to use the name on the marriage certificate within the divorce proceedings
Please ask if you need further details
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