Name Change for Transgender Person May Be Completed Without Publication

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The very first name change petition that Transcend Legal filed in October resulted in a precedent-setting published opinion. The New York Law Journal reported that this is the first published decision regarding the waiver of the publication requirement for a transgender individual since a 2015 change in New York's name change law that allows for waivers of publication based on the “totality of the circumstances.”

This opinion is published as Matter of J.A.L. 2016 NY Slip Op 51758(U).