changing head of household

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changing head of household

Postby jbailey911 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:40 pm

I have a situation in the ward where an previously excommunicated member was re-baptized and a new record was created for his membership.
However, even though the membership lists him and his wife as married to each other they are separate households; he has an entry under her name and she under hers. Right now she is listed as the head of the household.
Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but I need to make him the head and combine his household with hers.
Thanks.

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Re: changing head of household

Postby scgallafent » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:20 am

Go to his record, click on the Household tab, and click the Add Household Members button.

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Re: changing head of household

Postby jbailey911 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:15 am

When I tried that it said they are already assigned to the household. Both he and his wife are together with their kids in the same household. I just need to make him the head of the household instead of her.

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Re: changing head of household

Postby eblood66 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:26 am

jbailey911 wrote:When I tried that it said they are already assigned to the household. Both he and his wife are together with their kids in the same household. I just need to make him the head of the household instead of her.

Remove the wife from the household (which should automatically make him the head of household) and then add her back in.

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Re: changing head of household

Postby jbailey911 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:53 am

Thanks. That worked.

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Re: changing head of household

Postby nikk3hi3tala » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:12 am

Is there a reason why I would want to make a husband the head of household instead of the wife?

In my ward I have a family, where the wife has been a member for a long time and the husband was recently baptized. Since the wife was HoH before the baptism, she still is. They have different last names and I figured that since most of the members are more used to her name, that is where anyone will automatically look for that family in the ward list. So, I decided not to do anything in order to change the HoH. But is there some good argument why I should make the husband to be the head of household?

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Re: changing head of household

Postby mevans » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:57 am

Review Handbook 2, 1.3.2: "Fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families." Since the Father's role is to preside, I would suggest making him the head of the household. I would also suggest checking with the bishop/branch president to see if he has any inspiration on how best to proceed.

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Re: changing head of household

Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:10 am

nikk3hi3tala wrote:since most of the members are more used to her name, that is where anyone will automatically look for that family in the ward list.

That's determined by the "Household name" field. Not by anyone's last name.
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Re: changing head of household

Postby nikk3hi3tala » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:06 am

russellhltn wrote:
nikk3hi3tala wrote:since most of the members are more used to her name, that is where anyone will automatically look for that family in the ward list.

That's determined by the "Household name" field. Not by anyone's last name.

Good point. So I guess I could make the husband the Head of Household, but have the Household name to be wife's last name. I guess the default for the Household name is the last name of the Head of Household, I hadn't even realized that one can change it (never had the need to change it).

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Re: changing head of household

Postby russellhltn » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:11 am

nikk3hi3tala wrote:So I guess I could make the husband the Head of Household, but have the Household name to be wife's last name.

Or hyphenate it. Whatever makes them happy.
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