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.

Transgender Identity Transition is the process of changing one's gender presentation to agree with a person's internal sense of gender.  Transition begins with a personal decision to transition, prompted by the feeling that their gender identity does not match the gender that was assigned at birth.

For many transgender people, having the wrong sex designation on an identification card can expose them to discrimination, harassment and harm. At the same time, it is becoming harder for transgender people to accurately amend their sex designations on drivers licenses, birth certificates, social security records, passports, etc. due to unreasonable regulations and policies.

Lauro Law can provide basic information about Arkansas laws that affect Transgender clients and the identity transition process.

Lauro Law is working in Arkansas to help achieve a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.  The Lauro Law Library contains "Legal Issues Affecting Same-Sex and Transgender Families in Arkansas 2013" and the article "Representing Transgender Clients" by Michael V. Lauro, Jr. that first appeared in the Arkansas Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section “In Brief”, summer 2011 edition.

We also provide information about resources available for the LGBT community who are facing other forms of discrimination and civil rights issues.

Lauro Law is one of the premier Arkansas Transgender Identity Transition Assistance law firms.  We have extensive experience providing legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients.

We will:

  • Explain Identity Transition process and the Arkansas legal requirements
  • Explain your rights and responsibilities
  • Provide advice and guidance relating to your situation
  • Assist you with developing a plan to achieve your identity transition

For information about the process we use, court filings requirements and identity documents that need to be changed, please browse through our Library or select Name Change Process.

Select Court Filings the Name Change process in Arkansas.

Select Identity Documents for a list and description of these documents.

Lauro Law also assists LGBT clients who are seeking a Estate Planning, Name Changes, Gender Changes, Adoptions in Arkansas. 

Contact Lauro Law, PLLC by calling 501-613-6529 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Older Info:

November 2016 - FAQ on Name and Gender Changes for Transgender People Post-Election (by

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