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Changing Your Name After Divorce?

Download your name change forms, separation guide & checklist today
How Name Change Should Be

 
Peace of Mind

No more guesswork when changing your name. Your name change guide & checklist will help you tick all the boxes.

Hassle Free

No need to search around for forms and procedures. We've researched over 700 companies and 560 government departments/councils... All ready for you to download today.

Quick, like a band-aid

No need to keep putting off changing your name and dragging it out. We make it quick and painless.

Everything You Need In One Neat Package
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$14.95

BRONZE

Guide & Checklist

  • For the DIYers.

    Take the guesswork out of name change and updating your details.

    Includes:
    • After Divorce Checklist
    • Name Change Guide
    • Checklist of Companies / Departments to update with
    • Useful Tips and Websites
  • Name Change Guide & Checklist
    A full guide to help you through your process of name change after divorce and a checklist to help you update your new name with everyone
  • After Divorce Checklist
    This is your step by step checklist to plan and organise your post divorce process (not just name change)
  • Sent To You By Email
    All documents will be emailed directly to you immediately after completing your account details and payment (Unless you choose the "Secure Download" option)
  • For Silver and higher services, if you aren't completely happy with our service, we will refund your purchase (Subject to our refund policy).
  • The exact Government forms and procedures have been researched for you to access.
  • The exact Company forms and procedures have been researched for you to access. Gold and above will have their account details pre-filled on the forms.
  • Silver, Gold and Platnum: This is a Name Change Notification to send when a specific form or procedure isn't required. Gold and above customers will have their account details pre-filled in this letter.
  • Silver, Gold and Platinum: This is a letter to pass on to any organisations that need your Next of Kin updated.
  • Gold & Platinum: If you need aditional forms/procedures for entities after checkout you can log back in to your account.
  • Gold & Platinum: If we don't have any companies on our list, we will research them for you
  • Platinum: Your personal concierge will be available at your request to guide you through your name change process. All Concierge assistants are Next Step staff trained in customer service and our privacy policies.
  • Platinum: We send you a pre-addressed registered envelopes for sending your signed and completed forms to organisations.
forms-image-custom


$29.95

SILVER

Forms & Procedures

  • The Complete Package

    Everything you need to update your name in DAYS not MONTHS.
  • Name Change Guide & Checklist
    A full guide to help you through your process of name change after divorce and a checklist to help you update your new name with everyone
  • After Divorce Checklist
    This is your step by step checklist to plan and organise your post divorce process (not just name change)
  • Sent To You By Email
    All documents will be emailed directly to you immediately after completing your account details and payment
  • Money Back Guarantee
    For Silver and higher services, if you aren't completely happy with our service, we will refund your purchase (Subject to our refund policy).
  • 560+ Council/Government Forms & Procedures
    The exact Government forms and procedures have been researched for you to access.
  • 700+ Entity Forms and Procedures
    The exact Company forms and procedures have been researched for you to access. Gold and above will have their account details pre-filled on the forms.
  • Name Change Notification Letter
    Silver, Gold and Platnum: This is a Name Change Notification to send when a specific form or procedure isn't required. Gold and above customers will have their account details pre-filled in this letter.
  • Silver, Gold and Platinum: This is a letter to pass on to any organisations that need your Next of Kin updated.
  • Gold & Platinum: If you need aditional forms/procedures for entities after checkout you can log back in to your account.
  • Gold & Platinum: If we don't have any companies on our list, we will research them for you
  • Platinum: Your personal concierge will be available at your request to guide you through your name change process. All Concierge assistants are Next Step staff trained in customer service and our privacy policies.
  • Platinum: We send you a pre-addressed registered envelopes for sending your signed and completed forms to organisations.
Popular
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$49.95

GOLD

Pre-filled, Just Sign & Send

  • Our help doesn't end after checkout. Save endless hours with our extended service
    • No need to write the same details over and over, our system auto-fills for you
    • Need more forms after checkout or any we don't have? We'll find and send them to you
  • Name Change Guide & Checklist
    A full guide to help you through your process of name change after divorce and a checklist to help you update your new name with everyone
  • After Divorce Checklist
    This is your step by step checklist to plan and organise your post divorce process (not just name change)
  • Sent To You By Secure Download
    A secure download link will be emailed directly to within 48 hours after checkout.
  • Money Back Guarantee
    For Silver and higher services, if you aren't completely happy with our service, we will refund your purchase (Subject to our refund policy).
  • 560+ Council/Government Forms & Procedures PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    The exact Council and Government forms and procedures have been researched for you to access.
  • 700+ Entity Forms and Procedures PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    The exact Company forms and procedures have been researched for you to access. Gold and above will have their account details pre-filled on the forms.
  • Name Change Notification Letter PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    Silver, Gold and Platnum: This is a Name Change Notification to send when a specific form or procedure isn't required. Gold and above customers will have their account details pre-filled in this letter.
  • Update Next of Kin Notification Letter PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    Silver, Gold and Platinum: This is a letter to pass on to any organisations that need your Next of Kin updated.
  • Unlimited access to further forms and procedures after checkout
    Gold & Platinum: If you need aditional forms/procedures for entities we have not already researched, we will find and send to you
  • We Find Any Missing Company Forms
    Gold & Platinum: If we don't have any companies on our list, we will research them for you
  • Platinum: Your personal concierge will be available at your request to guide you through your name change process. All Concierge assistants are Next Step staff trained in customer service and our privacy policies.
  • Platinum: We send you a pre-addressed registered envelopes for sending your signed and completed forms to organisations.
Platinum Name Change Package


$249

PLATINUM

Let us organise everything

  • Don't Want To Deal With The Paperwork?

    We will:
    • Print and send your prefilled forms to you for signing
    • Include a pre-paid registered envelope for posting once signed
    • Send notifications to everyone you nominate
  • Name Change Guide & Checklist
    A full guide to help you through your process of name change after divorce and a checklist to help you update your new name with everyone
  • After Divorce Checklist
    This is your step by step checklist to plan and organise your post divorce process (not just name change)
  • Sent To You By POST
    All documents will be posted directly to you immediately after completing your account details and payment (They will also be available as a secure download)
  • Money Back Guarantee
    For Silver and higher services, if you aren't completely happy with our service, we will refund your purchase (Subject to our refund policy).
  • 560+ Council/Government Forms & Procedures PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    The exact Council and Government forms and procedures have been researched for you to access.
  • 700+ Entity Forms and Procedures PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    The exact Company/Organisation forms and procedures have been researched for you to access. Gold and above will have their account details pre-filled on the forms.
  • Name Change Notification Letter PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    Silver, Gold and Platnum: This is a Name Change Notification to send when a specific form or procedure isn't required. Gold and above customers will have their account details pre-filled in this letter.
  • Update Next of Kin Notification Letter PRE-FILLED with you name and address
    Silver, Gold and Platinum: This is a letter to pass on to any organisations that need your Next of Kin updated.
  • Unlimited access to further forms and procedures after checkout
    Gold & Platinum: If you need aditional forms/procedures for entities we have not already researched, we will find and send to you
  • We Find Any Missing Company Forms
    Gold & Platinum: If we don't have any companies on our list, we will research them for you
  • Your Personal Name Change Concierge
    Platinum: Your personal concierge will be available at your request to guide you through your name change process. All Concierge assistants are Next Step staff trained in customer service and our privacy policies.
  • Pre-addressed Registered Envelopes To Post Once Signed
    Platinum: We send you a pre-addressed registered envelopes for sending your signed and completed forms to organisations.
Step-by Step Guide & Checklist After Divorce

There are many things to organise during a separation. If you don’t know where to begin,

 

 

Your NEXT STEP starts here

What You Need To Know About Name Change After Divorce

Name Change Options

Reverting to your maiden name isn’t nearly as complicated as it might seem. You can start using your maiden name at any time. If you would like to start using your maiden name while separated, you will need your birth certificate and marriage certificate to verify the connection between your maiden and married names and revert to using your maiden name. If you would like to change your name to something other than your maiden name you will need to contact Births, Deaths & Marriages in your state to apply for a legal name change.

How To Change My Name After Divorce

Once your divorce is finalised, your divorce certificate is sufficient proof to change back to your maiden name. Your Divorce Order can be obtained from Family Law Courts if you don’t already have a copy.

How Do I Inform Entities Of My Name Change?

All organisations and businesses that you deal with on a daily basis will need to be notified of your name change. By choosing one of our name change packages, we take the hassle out of this process.   We guarantee our services will save you time and make your life change easier to manage. If they don’t we’ll happily refund your money.

  • Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • Family Law Courts

You can begin reverting to your maiden name with your marriage certificate as soon as you wish. If you need a copy of your marriage certificate, you must apply for a certificate in the state in which your marriage was registered.

If your divorce has been finalised, you can order a divorce certificate from the Family Law Courts to use as a name change document.

 

Next Step is not affiliated with Births, Deaths & Marriages, and therefore we can not answer questions relating to the issuing of certificates. These questions are best directed to the registry in the state in which the event took place. Contact details can be found below.

ACT

Births, Deaths & Marriages - ACT

http://www.ors.act.gov.au/community/births_deaths_and_marriages Address: 255 Canberra Avenue Fyshwick Opening Hours: 9am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri Postal address: GPO Box 158 Canberra City A.C.T. 2601 Phone: (02) 6207 3000 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

NSW

Births, Deaths & Marriages - NSW

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/ Address: Sydney: 35 Regent St Chippendale Parramatta: 160 Marsden St Newcastle: 95 Tudor St Hamilton Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm Postal address: GPO Box 30 SYDNEY NSW 2001 Phone: 13 77 88 Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

NT

Births, Deaths & Marriages - NT

https://nt.gov.au/law/bdm/apply-for-birth-death-or-marriage-certificate There are offices in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. Their office & postals addresses and phone numbers can be found here https://nt.gov.au/law/bdm/births-deaths-and-marriages-office-contacts

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

QLD

Births, Deaths & Marriages - QLD

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/ Address: 110 George St Brisbane Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Postal address: PO Box 15188 City East QLD 4002 Phone: 1300 366 430 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

SA

Births, Deaths & Marriages - SA

http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/wcm/births-deaths-marriages/ Address: Customer Service Centre, 91 Grenfell Street, Adelaide Opening Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (except public holidays) Postal address: Births, Deaths & Marriages, Consumer & Business Services, GPO Box 1351, Adelaide SA 5001 Phone: 131 882

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

TAS

Births, Deaths & Marriages - TAS

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm Address: There are 27 Service Tasmania locations. There addresses and opening hours can be found http://www.service.tas.gov.au/about/shops/ Postal address: GPO Box 198 HOBART TAS 7001 Phone: 1300 135 513

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

VIC

Births, Deaths & Marriages - VIC

http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/ Address: Ground floor, 595 Collins Street Melbourne Opening Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) Note. Applications for Change of Name, Registering a Relationship and bookings for the Victorian Marriage Registry are not accepted after 4pm. Postal address: Certificate applications Births, Deaths & Marriages GPO Box 5220 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 General mail & all other applications Births, Deaths & Marriages GPO Box 4332 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Phone: 1300 369 367 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

WA

Births, Deaths & Marriages - WA

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/ Address: Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace Opening Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri (except public holidays) Postal address: PO Box 7720 Cloisters Square PERTH WA 6850 Phone: 1300 305 021

Already Have Your Marriage Certificate?

Next Step is your name change

Certifying Documents

Each state and territory have different legislation governing who can certify documents. To avoid confusion and potential delays, we recommend all copies of documents are certified by a Justice of the Peace.   Below is a list of persons approved to certify documents in each state. Click on the link in your home state to find a Justice of the Peace local to you.

Justice Of The Peace

Justice of the Peace (JPs) are voluntarily appointed officers who carry out a range of legally-related tasks to help the community. The most common task that JPs perform is certifying  copies  as being true and correct versions of the original document.   We have Queensland registered Justice of the Peace on staff. While they can certify copies of documents for residents of any Australian state or territory, it is at the discretion of each individual organisation as to whether or not they will accept copies certified by a Justice of the Peace outside of your state of residence. The original documents must be sighted with the copies in order for the copies to be certified. If you would like our staff to certify copies of your marriage, divorce or birth certificates or other relevant identification documents, please email us at admin@nextstep.com.au to arrange. You will need to send your original document along with the copies you would like certified and a postage paid reply envelope so we can return your documents to you. This is a free service. If your name or address change requires you to complete a Statutory Declaration or requires signatures to be witnessed, this will need to be conducted in person. The links below will help you find a JP local to you.

ACT

Certifying Documents - ACT

• Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace - ACT
How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

NSW

Certifying Documents - NSW

• Justice of the Peace • Notary Public • Legal practitioner that holds a current practicing certificate

How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

NT

Certifying Documents - NT

• Justice of the Peace • Commissioner for Oaths • Legal practitioner • Judge or magistrate appointed to an Australia Court • Notary Public • Police Officer • Medical practitioner • Principal of an Australian educational facility

How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

QLD

Certifying Documents - QLD

• Justice of the Peace • Commissioner for Declarations • Notary Public • Solicitor

How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

SA

Certifying Documents - SA

• Justice of the Peace • Notary public • Sworn member of the police force • Solicitor

Justice of the Peace - SA
How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

TAS

Certifying Documents - TAS

• Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace - TAS
How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

VIC

Certifying Documents - VIC

• Justice of the Peace • Sworn member of the police force

How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

WA

Certifying Documents - WA

Academic (post-secondary institution) Loss adjuster, Accountant, Marriage Celebrant, Architect, Member of Parliament (State or Commonwealth,) Australian Consular Officer, Minister of religion, Australian Diplomatic Officer, Nurse, Bailiff, Optometrist, Bank Manager, Patent Attorney, Chartered secretary, Physiotherapist, Chemist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Police officer, Company auditor or liquidator, Post Office manager, Court officer (Judge, master, magistrate, registrar or clerk), Psychologist, Defence Force officer (Commissioned, Warrant or NCO with 5 years continuous service), Public Servant (State or Commonwealth), Dentist, Public Notary, Doctor, Real Estate agent, Engineer, Settlement agent, Industrial organisation secretary, Sheriff or deputy Sheriff, Insurance broker, Surveyor, Justice of the Peace, Teacher, Lawyer, Tribunal Officer, Local government CEO or deputy CEO, Veterinary surgeon, Local government councillor

How many copies do I need certified?

Complete our Gold or Platinum Package to discover which entities need a certified copy to update your name

Notifying Your Change of Name

Here is a sample list of Companies, Organisations, Providers, Groups and Government bodies that we have researched to bring you a complete name change package

  • 560+ Councils

  • Property Title For Each State

  • Department of Human Services

  • Medicare

  • Centrelink

  • ATO

  • Passport

  • Driver's Licence

  • Justice of the Peace Registry

  • Senior's Card

  • Child Support

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

  • Australian Job Search

  • My Health Record

  • My Aged Care

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme

  • ABN

  • Electoral Roll

60+ Banks

  • ANZ

  • CBA

  • Suncorp

  • NAB

  • Citibank

  • Bankwest

  • Bendigo

  • St George

  • BOQ

  • Bank Vic

  • Westpac

  • HSBC

  • Paypal

  • AMP

  • Macquarie

  • ING

  • Defence Bank

  • Virgin Money

  • Beyone Bank

  • AND MANY MORE...

Credit Cards

  • Over 12 Non-Bank Providers

  • AMEX

  • Woolworths VISA

  • Aussie

  • Coles

  • GE Money

  • Jetstar

  • Diners

  • Wizard / GEM

  • My State Financial

Home Loans

  • 24+ providers (Not including banks)

  • Big Banks

  • Aussie

  • Myrate

  • Resi

  • Loans.com.au

  • Citibank Home Loan

  • Pacific Mortgage Group

  • Rams

  • And many more...

Life

  • MLC

  • BUPA

  • AIA

  • Asteron

  • Clearview

  • Macquarie

  • TAL

  • Zurich

  • Virgin Money

  • And many more...

Health

  • AHM

  • BUPA

  • Australian Unity

  • Medibank

  • HIF

  • HBF

  • NIB

  • Health.com.au

  • People Care

  • And many more...

Car / House / Pet

  • HBF

  • Just Car

  • NRMA / RACQ / RACV / RACT / RACWA

  • youi

  • QBE

  • APIA

  • Woolworths / Coles

  • AMP

  • Medibank

  • ACE Insurance

Car / House / Pet

  • Shannons

  • RSPCA

  • AAMI

  • Allianz

  • CGU

  • GIO

  • SGIO

  • Swann

  • TIO

  • AND MANY MORE...

Phone/Internet

  • Over 23 Phone / Internet Providers

  • Telstra

  • Vodaphone

  • TPG

  • Optus

  • Virgin

  • Skype

  • ipstar

  • iinet

  • And many more...

Electricity / Gas

  • Over 26 Electricity / Gas Providers

  • Ergon

  • Origin

  • Dodo

  • ACTEW AGL

  • Aurora

  • United

  • Power Direct

  • Simply Energy

  • And many more...

Water

  • Over 34 water utility providers

  • Water NSW

  • All council controlled water

  • SA Water

  • Western Water

  • TasWater

  • Sydney Water Corporation

  • MidCoast Water

  • Actew AGL

  • And many more...

Pay Tv

  • Foxtel / Austar

  • Sky

  • Presto

  • Netflix

  • Quickflix

  • Stan

  • Over 70 Super Funds

  • Hesta

  • Hostplus

  • Perpetual

  • Cbus

  • Intrust

  • Collonial

  • Sun Super

  • Qsuper

  • Local government Super

  • MLC

  • AMP

  • ANZ

  • Australian Super

  • Energy Industries

  • Government Super

  • One Path

  • Tasplan

  • Suncorp

  • Fire & Emergency Services

  • Telstra

  • Guild

  • First State

  • LGIA

  • Integra

  • Super SA

  • MTAA

  • Military

  • BT

  • ESS (Emergency Services Super)

  • Energy

  • Care

  • Catholic

  • Public Sector

  • Virgin

  • State Super Scheme

  • Rest

  • Uni

  • Commonwealth

  • AND MANY MORE...

  • Health / Medical

  • Auto clubs / Toll groups

  • Loyalty Programs / Cards

  • Industry / Profession Groups

  • Property Title for each state

Want Us To Notify Your Miscellaneous Groups / Organisations For You?

Our PLATINUM Service is what you need.

Start a free account to view the full list of entities we have researched for notifying your change. We will also research any missing entities for our Silver, Bronze and Platinum customers

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