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Transgender Floridians Offered New Website to Smooth Name Change Process


Just a few years ago Florida lawmakers aggressively fought legalizing same-sex marriage. Today, same-sex marriage is not only, legal, but openly accepted in Florida, and now transgender individuals are being helped through the process by community organizations which are trying to make it easier to legally change their names to reflect their gender identity.

As anyone who has dealt with the Florida courts can attest, navigating the sea of forms and procedures to try to get something done can be daunting. Add to this the fact that the 67 counties in Florida each have a different process for completing any given task. Centralizing the process for accomplishing goals in the court system has long been a talking-point in legal circles. Naturally, for transgender people, trying to work with clerks at their local county level to fill-out the proper forms to achieve a legal name change can be intimidating.

Enter the new website FloridaNameChange.Org. Backed by funding from the Florida Bar Foundation, the Southern Legal Counsel, and the Florida Justice Technology Center, the website generates pre-filled legal documents which are custom-tailored to the particular county where the petition is filed. The website helps people change their names on their Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, passports and even birth certificate.

Barrister Law Firm has helped many people change their names in Florida. We would be honored to assist you through the process. Call us at 407-205-2906.

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