Main Article on Name/Gender Change

Updated April 2021:  Read my article on Name/Gender Change (it has been viewed over 13,00 times) and is regularly updated.

Here's what to expect for name/gender change if you hire me.

Here's what to expect if you hire me to assist you with your name and/or gender change:

Mostly online process.  Most of the process is done online so there is no need to risk your health or safety to meet in person, and most of the court hearings are being conducted virtually, if a court hearing is even required (in most courts they are not required for name or gender change requests).

Secure client portal.  When you interact with me online, in addition to email/voice/text, you can do so through my secure client portal, called Clio.  The portal allows us to upload/download/share documents, send secure messages, and share notes. You can also access and pay bills in the portal.

The portal currently comes in 2 options.  Click the links to learn their features and how to use them.

You will have access to the portal only after I share the first item from your matter.

Let's Get Started.  When you are ready to start your name and/or gender change process with me, I will email you links to the following items:

  1. Name/gender intake form.   This is an online intake form that you can complete on your computer, smartphone, or other mobile device.
  2. Fee Agreement.  After I review the intake forms, I'll create a fee agreement that you can review online and e-sign. I'll e-sign it after you and then you'll receive a fully signed digital copy.
  3. Online Payment.  With the fee agreement in place, and after answering any questions you have, I'll send you an online payment request that you can pay with a debit/credit card. If you prefer to mail a check or money order, that will be fine. These funds will go into my client trust fund account which takes a few days after you make the payment. If you need to make multiple payments at different times, that is fine too. After the balance is paid, I will begin drafting your court documents.

Sometimes I will speak with clients ahead of time, and if they are interested in hiring me, I will usually send the links for all three items above in one email.  That way it's easy to keep track of the intake form, fee agreement, and payment.  When all 3 items are submitted, I will start drafting the court documents.

Read more: Here's what to expect for name/gender change if you hire me.

What are my options if I want to do a name change? And what about my gender marker?

Why this article?  This article is meant to provide some basic information on questions I get asked all the time by transgender people and their families about name and gender changes.  Some of the information here applies for those who are simply seeking to change their name or their child's name unrelated to gender transition.  I sincerely hope you find this article helpful.  If you find any typos or information that needs to be updated, please let me know.

Read: What You Get When You Hire Me for Name or Gender Change -- New article added May 16, 2021 that breaks down the process, the fees, and the timeframe.

Read more: What are my options if I want to do a name change? And what about my gender marker?

First Ever Transgender Name and Gender Change Clinic in Arkansas

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 volunteers from local legal and advocacy groups, as well as a host of volunteer attorneys, came together to conduct the first ever transgender name and gender change clinic in Arkansas a resounding success.

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey is a new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality.  You can read the report and watch at watch a video recording of the release event at

"With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The staff of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the rest of the USTS team are thrilled to share the results of the USTS with you." (NCTE)

The main report page includes the complete report, executive summary, and reports for individual states which are currently being added as they are processed.  The report for Arkansas has been released.


Clients Have Access to Secure Document Storage & Retrieval

Lauro Law, PLLC uses Clio Practice Management Software to help manage the firm and client matters through a number of tools, including workflow, task management and collaboration.  In addition, Clio Connect is a secure portal through which clients have access to shared documents, such as important court orders and completed estate planning documents.  The portal also allows clients to communicate with the firm through secure message and document uploads.  Existing clients may set up an account and login after receiving an invitation from our firm.  Existing Client Login to Clio Connect.

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