Can I change my name by Deed Poll in an IVA?

Get expert opinion. This is the place for new questions to be posted.
4 posts Page 1 of 1


User avatar
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:10 pm

Post by olivia885 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:10 pm
Hi I'm currently doing an IVA
Can I change my surname by deed poll while I'm still in an IVA,


User avatar
Forum Expert
Posts: 32800
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:14 am
Location: United Kingdom

Post by Foggy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:16 pm
I don't see why not, as long as you inform your IP.
My opinions are merely that .. opinions based on experience. Always seek professional advice.
IVA Completed 23rd July 2013 .... C.C. 10th January 2014


User avatar
Forum Expert
Posts: 76742
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:02 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by kallis3 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:57 pm
I would think it is no difference than if you get married or divorced and revert to your maiden name.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley.


User avatar
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:08 pm

Post by WallE » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:16 pm
Yes, I've seen before when people have changed their names following things like gender reassignment, and to escape violent ex partners etc.

On the other side, I've seen not so serious reasons like people changing their name to that of a super hero.

It won't be an issue but you'll most likely need to prove the name change by providing your deed poll docs etc to your IP.
I work for one of the UK's biggest Insolvency Practitioners. All posts I make are my own thoughts and/or opinion and are not the views of my employer. None of my posts constitute legal advice and should not be taken as such.
4 posts Page 1 of 1
Return to “Ask IVA Forum and Industry experts”