married military member gone for a year

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married military member gone for a year

Postby cwmoody » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:02 am

Wondering if someone knows the policy regarding military members who are assigned overseas for a long period. I know the policy is to send the record to that area. The question is what if they are married. Do we break up the household and send the military member to the area and keep the wife and children in our ward? Or do we keep the whole family in our ward?

Any help would be nice.

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Re: married military member gone for a year

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:44 pm

I think Handbook 1: 13.6 is quite clear. I see nothing about trying to "keep a family together" if they are in fact living apart. See if 13.6.8 applies to your situation.

The last sentence in 13.6.4 should be your guiding principle.
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Re: married military member gone for a year

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:27 pm

The household information is separate from marriage information – even if the "household" is split to different wards, the marriage and family connection will still be recorded. So, there shouldn't be any problems with moving his record.
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Re: married military member gone for a year

Postby cwmoody » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:00 pm

cwmoody wrote:Wondering if someone knows the policy regarding military members who are assigned overseas for a long period. I know the policy is to send the record to that area. The question is what if they are married. Do we break up the household and send the military member to the area and keep the wife and children in our ward? Or do we keep the whole family in our ward?

Any help would be nice.


Update: thanks for the information. Glad to have people to double check with.


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