Fundraiser to change Kids names

$2,190 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 17 months
Hi, I am a single Mum of 2 children after my oldest Daughter Sherelle was deliberately murdered by my ex-husband in 2014. 

Due to my 2 small children having the same surname as my murdering ex-husband I am trying to raise funds to get their names changed so they dont have to grow up with a murderers surname. Not only will I benefit from this but my 2 children especially so they are not tormented or teased at school as they get older about their last name and that they are children of a murderer.
I am also changing their names and mine for safety reasons due to Domestic Violence from my ex and he never gives up even behind bars.

I have been quoted from the Lawyers it will cost anywhere between $1000 to $2000  for it to go to Court and names changed.

You have no idea how grateful and thankful I will be to be able to change our names with these funds.

Please help me keep my children and myself safe from being found by changing our names.

Thank you
Marlene
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Carmen Jones
16 months ago
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Lily, I believe your comment is unecessary! Coming from some one a lot younger than yourself, if you do not have anything nice to say , don't say it at all. You were more than welcome to scroll past the go fund me page! There are a lot of people in the world struggling, it was a personal choice for Marzie to set up the go fund me page, and it is also a personal choice to those who would like to donate or not. I don't know why you felt it was necessary to write a long paragraph about yourself. Not everything is black and white as you have written. I am 23 years old and know this, I would assume a mature lady as yourself would know this aswell. Please think before you do, do the world a favour

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Sarah Walker
16 months ago
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Lily, she can't just lodge an application to change the kids names. She needs the fathers permission which she obviously won't get. So she has to pay the relevant court fees to get the court orders to change their names. Hence the $2000.

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Lily Robinson
16 months ago

I am saddened at your loss and no family should ever have to endure something so sickening and violent. However that aside I am curious. Why is the change of name costing between $1,000 and $2,000? And why do you need a solicitor? You can go online to Qld Births, Deaths and Marriages and fill in and submit your application on the spot. The fees are nowhere near the amounts you state i.e. $171.40 for yourself (includes new birth certificate and change of name and a further $45.00 for each of your children making a grand total of $261.40 plus $6.10 for Express Post or $4.90 for Registered Post. In addition, you can take your husband to court and sue him to receive victim damages which would be paid by the Qld Government (and that claim, I believe, would be funded by Qld Legal Aid). So again my question: Why should so many generous and kind hearted people be asked to put their hand into their pocket when there are many, many other causes more worthy? And finally, to add some perspective: I was hugely impacted by the recent floods in Murwillumbah and lost not only the roof over my head as well as everything I own. I'm an Age Pensioner with some very serious health issues and don't have a fat bank balance and I'm coming to terms with this and have lodged the relevant claims with the state and federal government. I don't have a GoFundMe page and I don't believe I need one. Please don't take other peoples' hard won cash and do something for yourself. And I almost forgot (my old age) If you were really at risk, the Qld Police would have arranged all the change of name processes and put you all into witness protection. Check it out yourself online. Not hard at all. Again, WHY ARE YOU REALLY ASKING FOR MONEY? I'll give it a miss if you don't mind and I hope others will follow suit.

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Lylamay Marie
2 months ago

Agree

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Amanda Broderick
16 months ago

All the best with reaching this goal, the future and a safe one at that. Lots of hope and strength to you all. Xx

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Lauren Boltron Bolton
16 months ago

Carmen Jones...I suspect Lily Jones is what is known as a very ugly "troll" *nods head* I wonder if you can get comments removed though?

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Tamika Biddlecombe
16 months ago

If be applying for victims of crime compensation, you can not only change names but then move wherever you need and secure your house to the best standard.

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Created April 4, 2017
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Anonymous
16 months ago
SP
$50
Sam Paul
16 months ago

My partner of 7 years and father to my 3 and 4 year old died last year (steroids and party drugs). He was emotionally abusive and very controlling with my time and our finances. My family believes I was very close to being another fatal victim of DV, as unfortunately things only get worse the more the abuser sees they are losing control of you.

$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
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$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
$15
Angelique Willow
16 months ago

Wishing your and your kids some peace and some joy.

$25
Anonymous
16 months ago
AB
$30
Alison Butcher
16 months ago

I hope you reach your goal and exceed it. I wish you safety.

Carmen Jones
16 months ago
6
6

Lily, I believe your comment is unecessary! Coming from some one a lot younger than yourself, if you do not have anything nice to say , don't say it at all. You were more than welcome to scroll past the go fund me page! There are a lot of people in the world struggling, it was a personal choice for Marzie to set up the go fund me page, and it is also a personal choice to those who would like to donate or not. I don't know why you felt it was necessary to write a long paragraph about yourself. Not everything is black and white as you have written. I am 23 years old and know this, I would assume a mature lady as yourself would know this aswell. Please think before you do, do the world a favour

+ Read More
Sarah Walker
16 months ago
1
1

Lily, she can't just lodge an application to change the kids names. She needs the fathers permission which she obviously won't get. So she has to pay the relevant court fees to get the court orders to change their names. Hence the $2000.

+ Read More
Lily Robinson
16 months ago

I am saddened at your loss and no family should ever have to endure something so sickening and violent. However that aside I am curious. Why is the change of name costing between $1,000 and $2,000? And why do you need a solicitor? You can go online to Qld Births, Deaths and Marriages and fill in and submit your application on the spot. The fees are nowhere near the amounts you state i.e. $171.40 for yourself (includes new birth certificate and change of name and a further $45.00 for each of your children making a grand total of $261.40 plus $6.10 for Express Post or $4.90 for Registered Post. In addition, you can take your husband to court and sue him to receive victim damages which would be paid by the Qld Government (and that claim, I believe, would be funded by Qld Legal Aid). So again my question: Why should so many generous and kind hearted people be asked to put their hand into their pocket when there are many, many other causes more worthy? And finally, to add some perspective: I was hugely impacted by the recent floods in Murwillumbah and lost not only the roof over my head as well as everything I own. I'm an Age Pensioner with some very serious health issues and don't have a fat bank balance and I'm coming to terms with this and have lodged the relevant claims with the state and federal government. I don't have a GoFundMe page and I don't believe I need one. Please don't take other peoples' hard won cash and do something for yourself. And I almost forgot (my old age) If you were really at risk, the Qld Police would have arranged all the change of name processes and put you all into witness protection. Check it out yourself online. Not hard at all. Again, WHY ARE YOU REALLY ASKING FOR MONEY? I'll give it a miss if you don't mind and I hope others will follow suit.

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Lylamay Marie
2 months ago

Agree

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Amanda Broderick
16 months ago

All the best with reaching this goal, the future and a safe one at that. Lots of hope and strength to you all. Xx

+ Read More
Lauren Boltron Bolton
16 months ago

Carmen Jones...I suspect Lily Jones is what is known as a very ugly "troll" *nods head* I wonder if you can get comments removed though?

+ Read More
Tamika Biddlecombe
16 months ago

If be applying for victims of crime compensation, you can not only change names but then move wherever you need and secure your house to the best standard.

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