Changing adopted children's last name to fathers last name

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kndllbrown
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Changing adopted children's last name to fathers last name

Postby kndllbrown » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:57 am

We have a couple in our ward that joined two families by marriage. The mothers children's father from a previous marriage is deceased. The new father adopted the children and have legally changed their last name to his.

In the MLS do we need to provide any legal information to the church of the name change or can we just make the change? I couldn't find any training on this.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:28 am

I believe you can just change it in MLS, as long as the bishop is satisfied that it has been legally changed.
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Postby Biggles » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:34 am

RussellHltn wrote:I believe you can just change it in MLS, as long as the bishop is satisfied that it has been legally changed.


I believe this is correct. You will get a requester pop up, with several options, one of which is asking if this is a Legal Name Change.

So providing some official document has been shown to the Bishop, or yourself, that is all that is required!


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