Hi, I’ve yet to present my free deedpoll. After my first divorce in 1990 I chose my own surname which was a legal name change – Montrose. I married again in 1996 but the marriage ended in 2009. As back up I still have my original deed poll from all those years ago and the Decree Absolute for both dissolved marriages, however, I’ve heard that only a deed poll would secure me changing my name back to Montrose. Does a “seal” really make that much difference as my first deed poll which a solicitor drew up is SO BASIC anyone could have forged it and it has no seal!

P.S. Thank you for your advice.