NAME & GENDER CHANGE

NAME CHANGE

 

People change their legal names for a variety of reasons - most commonly upon marriage and after a divorce. Regardless of why, you will need to petition the court for an order to change your name. For the order to be granted, you must also publish the name change in a newspaper. After the name change is granted, you'll need to amend all important documents such as your birth certificate, social security card, passports, etc.

GENDER CHANGE

If you would like an official order of gender change so that you can amend legal documents such as your birth certificate, the process will be similar to that of a name change. You will petition the court for a gender change first, and can then proceed with updating documents for accuracy.

MINOR CHILDREN

If the process is for a minor child under the age of 18, this process can become more complex - especially if one parent is not on board. Litigating this issue in court can be a possibility.