Thanks to a grant awarded by the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation, AZTYPO is able to offer financial support to facilitate a legal name change for low-income families of transgender and gender diverse youth.
To qualify, families must meet criteria set out by the Arizona Superior Courts and must be awarded a deferral of court fees by the judge at the time of the name change.
Sound hard? You’re the parent of a trans kid! This is a walk in the park.
The Grant Process:
Check to see if you qualify for a deferral or waiver.
Families who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, or Federal or state legal aid services qualify for a waiver. Families who receive government assistance from the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program qualify for fee deferral.
Other economic situations will be considered by the court on a case-by-case basis. See the link in Step #3 below.
Email us at email@example.com for approval for the grant.
We’ll have a brief phone conversation to discuss the grant and to help answer any questions you might have about the next steps.
Complete and file the court applications for a name change and a fee deferral.
BOTH applications must be filed with the county court at the same time.
The application for a name change for Maricopa County can be found <here>.
The application for a deferral of court fees for Maricopa County can be found <here>.
Please contact us if you need help finding the proper forms for your county.
Attend your child’s court date.
Receive the court order for the name change and the fee deferral.
Pay the first installment of your court fees (approx $25) to the court clerk.
Send a copy of the court order for the fee deferral to firstname.lastname@example.org
Receive a check for the remaining balance due to the court.
Give the check to the court.