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How to Make Name and Gender Marker Changes

thinkstockphotos-494028256It’s often a problem for transgender people that their government documents (e.g., driver’s license, Social Security record, passport) don’t match their name and gender. Having updated documents is important for employment, government benefits, and even safety. An incorrect document can “out” a transgender person at a dangerous moment. Here’s what you need to know about making name and gender marker changes.

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There’s No Place Like Home

For many seniors, staying in their own home — as opposed to a nursing home or similar facility — is a priority.  Indeed, according to a Sun News article, surveys show that “aging in place is the overwhelming preference of Americans over 50.” But it can be a major challenge to find ways for seniors to continue living at home as their need for care increases. There are things that attorneys can do to help make the desire to stay at home a reality.