Moving LGBTQ+ law forward

It’s a great feeling when your official documents – from birth certificates to driver’s licenses – reflect your true, genuine self. There also are practical reasons for making sure all your records are correct. Mismatches can lead to confusion at best or harassment and discrimination at worst.

Getting everything corrected, though, takes time. Gender-affirming name and gender marker changes typically involve the court as well as state and federal agencies. With the various background checks, affidavits, and forms, the process can be confusing and daunting.

The attorneys at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel are committed to helping transgender and non-binary clients from start to finish. We have the legal skills to help make sure all the crucial details are handled, and we have the tenacity to see you through.

Representation in name and gender marker changes

Our attorneys can guide clients through all the legal paperwork they need, both in court and with administrative agencies, to make sure their official documents reflect their identities. This includes:

  • Birth certificates.
  • Driver’s licenses and state IDs for South Carolina and other states.
  • Social Security cards.
  • Military documents for active-duty personnel and retirees, from corrected DD-214 discharge papers to Veterans Administration records.
  • School or college records.
  • Professional licenses.

From explaining the entire name and gender marker change process to facilitating that process for you, Burnette Shutt & McDaniel attorneys stand ready to offer the support you need to live your life as authentically as possible.