"Head of Household" rules?

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"Head of Household" rules?

Postby 5wheel » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:47 am

Can anyone direct me to guidelines regarding situations where the Father is not a member of the church, the mother IS an active member however we have the non-member father listed as "Head of Household".

My understanding is the non-member father should not even be in the MLS system at all and the mother should be listed as the "Head of Household". Is this correct?

Never-mind - - I found my own answer: http://tech.lds.org/wiki/Head_of_household

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:00 am

From page A-6 of the MLS help file:
"Head of Household - The head of a household should be the member to whom all the other household members are tied in the records. In MLS, the head of household is usually the husband or father, whether he is a member of the Church or not. In certain cases, the head of household may also be another member parent, a single member, or a member child whose parents are not members."

From page A-4:
"Nonmember Records - Create a nonmember record only when the nonmember is related to a member of your ward and you have the permission of the nonmember. These will be kept in your ward’s computer only and will not be transmitted to the administration office. Information on nonmember records will not appear on organization lists and rolls because the organization profiles do not include nonmembers. Nonmembers will appear on family-type reports such as the directory of members, the telephone directory, and so forth."
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