Surname Changes

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Surname Changes

Postby showseason » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:16 am

Sister Smith married Brother Jones. But they want to change their last names to White. Not sure how to handle.

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Re: Surname Changes

Postby davesudweeks » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:32 am

I'm no longer a Clerk, but when I was, I would handle this like any other legal name change. When the member provides evidence of a legal name change, I would transmit a name change through MLS (after consultation with the bishop, of course).

If they don't have legal name change documentation, I would do nothing with the request.

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Re: Surname Changes

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:49 am

I don't know as showing legal documentation is required. I think that's the bishop's call. But the name on the records should match their legal name.
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