Name and Gender Marker Changes

Making sure your official documents match your authentic identity is about more than the empowerment of living truthfully. It is also about avoiding future problems that gender or name mismatches can create – anything from rejected rental applications to lost job opportunities.

At Morton & Gettys, our family law attorneys have the experience to guide clients through every step of name changes and gender-marker changes. The process can be daunting for those who try to go it alone. It is also a time-consuming process that can involve state and federal agencies as well as courts. Typically, there are background checks, affidavits and, in the case of gender marker changes, statements from medical professional(s).

Currently in South Carolina, a court order is required to change a gender marker on a birth record.  Morton & Gettys attorneys have the legal skills you need to help make sure all your documents match your authentic identity. This includes:

  • Birth certificates, in South Carolina and other states.
  • Driver’s licenses and state IDs.
  • Social Security records.
  • School or college records, including high school and college diplomas and transcripts as well as GED diplomas.
  • Immigration records.
  • Professional licenses.
  • Medicare or Medicaid records.

At Morton & Gettys, we offer compassionate representation guiding clients through their name and gender marker changes.  We pledge diligence in helping you create the documents you need to live your authentic life.