Terry Franklin Hosts ACTEC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Video: Transgender? How to Legally Change Your Name, Gender and Vital Records

As host of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s (ACTEC) video series Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future, Partner Terry Franklin provided opening remarks for "Transgender? How to Legally Change Your Name, Gender and Vital Records" and introduced guests, ACTEC Fellows Cynthia Lamar-Hart and Paula A. Kohut.

Transgender or "trans" people may decide to change their legal name and/or gender marker as part of their journey to live as their authentic self. Many wealth and estate planning professionals are not familiar with the steps necessary to accomplish these updates, or with issues specific to financial and estate planning for the LGBTQ community. Lamar-Hart and Kohut shared their legal and practical experience supporting transgender people who are changing their name and gender.

View the video here.

The video series was created as a project of ACTEC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee, funded by The ACTEC Foundation, and will continue throughout 2021 featuring new guests and topics each month. For further information about ACTEC’S Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee, visit: https://www.actec.org/diversity