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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My daughters mother and I divorced in 2002 when my daughter

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My daughters mother and I divorced in 2002 when my daughter (Phoebe) was 2. After she contacted the CSA to claim maintenance (which I was paying for anyhow) that's not the issue I have. If you could help with the following I would appreciate it;
- Phoebes mother moved after the CSA was managing maintenance payments, she did not and would not tell me where they had moved.
- Phoebes sir name has been changed and or has been known by a different sir name since her mother had remarried. I have never given consent for this. I did suggest in the early years if they wanted to adopt her and do it properly then I would not object to the name change.
- During the divorce, I split my share of the equity in equal halfs, I gave her mother one half and placed the other half in a trust fund for Phoebe Freeman for when she is 18 as a gift from me to give her a financial boost.
Phoebe has been told by her mother that this money was her share of the house, not from me.
The trust is in the name of Phoebe Freeman, this is not and has not been her name for the last 10 years at least. Does Phoebe 'Mosely' have a claim to this money?
If you can help, thanks in advance.
Nick Freeman
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What ocntact do you have with your daughter?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
After refusing to let Phoebe have the money at 16 she has not contacted me at all, it was through face book and a couple of meet ups, I was sending her some spend money in the bank but that has stopped since paying for a holiday for her. No contact with her since about April this year from September last year.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
When does the Trust deed say that she should receive the money?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When she is 18, not necessarily on her birthday.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Not withstanding the change of name your daughter is still entitled to this money when the Trust is wound up.
All she would need to do is provide a copy of her Birth Certificate confirming her identity
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Clare,
Is there anything I can do about the change of name?