The question of which attorney to choose is a very personal one. You want someone who will offer a warm, welcoming environment and who understands the unique legal and societal challenges that transgender family law matters often entail. You want someone who has been on the forefront of LGBTQ family law rights and will be there for you. We would be honored to represent you.
Transgender Name Change
Are you looking to legally change your name to reflect your identity? We can help. We have helped dozens of clients change their legal name, a court process that involves testifying in front of a judge. In fact, we will walk you through the process and stand by you as you petition the court for a legal name change. The truth is that some judges are not as familiar with name changes for trans adults or children. We will be prepared in the event that we receive any pushback. Though we cannot guarantee results, a judge has never denied our petition for name change on behalf of a trans client.
Are you facing a dissolution of your marriage? Are you looking for a way to preserve your dignity as well as your assets? Do you want a process that maintains your privacy and encourages cooperation so that you and your spouse can co-parent in the future? If so, we can represent you within the collaborative divorce process.
Collaborative divorce recognizes that family disputes do not belong in the public, adversarial court system. We would represent you in this private form of dispute resolution, and your spouse would have a separate lawyer. We would all work together as team. This keeps discussions not on the arguments of the past that brought you to divorce, but rather on how we can get your family to a better future.
Transgender Parenting Plan
If your child is transgender, a cookie-cutter parenting plan (sometimes referred to as a custody schedule or time-sharing plan) will not due. You need a parenting plan that is supportive and tailored to your child’s needs. We regularly work with mental health professionals knowledgeable in the special circumstances of trans youth. Doesn’t it just make sense to develop a parenting plan using an interdisciplinary and holistic approach that sets your child up for success?
Transgender Family Law Conclusion
When you have family law needs, it can be scary. You don’t know where to turn. But you don’t have to be alone. Let us help you in your time of need guide you on your path to a better tomorrow.
Adam B. Cordover has worked with LGBTQ clients throughout his career to promote family law rights for everyone. He was collaborative attorney and appellate attorney in the first same-sex divorce in the state of Florida to challenge both the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the constitutional amendment banning recognition of same-sex marriage. He is co-author of an American Bar Association book on Collaborative Practice. Adam practices in Tampa Bay and throughout Florida.