How do I change the last name of a member?

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markec
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How do I change the last name of a member?

Postby markec » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:12 am

Hello - I'm the new membership clerk in my ward.

A sister in our ward has requested her last name be changed to her maiden name as she was recently divorced.

How do I do this?

Thanks,
Mark Castillo
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Re: How do I change the last name of a member?

Postby russellhltn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:17 pm

markec wrote:A sister in our ward has requested her last name be changed to her maiden name as she was recently divorced.


First, you may want to talk with the bishop. Handbook 1: 13.6.1 indicates that her name should reflect her legal name. It's unclear from your post if that is her current legal name or not. Getting between a sister and the name she desires to be called by is not a good place for a new clerk. ;) That's why I'm suggesting you talk to the bishop. He may know the status and can run interference if necessary.
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Re: How do I change the last name of a member?

Postby lajackson » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 pm

markec wrote:A sister in our ward has requested her last name be changed to her maiden name as she was recently divorced.

Assuming that is her new legal name, you would go into Leader and Clerk Resources and find her name in the Member List under Membership. Select her name, then View Member Profile, and then the pencil icon on the right.

Change her Member Name and her Preferred Name as needed. (Her Maiden Name should already be correct, of course.)

Finally (and this is the step most often forgotten), click on the Household tab, Edit Household Name, and then record and save the new last name.

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Re: How do I change the last name of a member?

Postby markec » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:48 pm

I have talked to my Bishop about the name change.

Thanks for the tip!

Mark

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Re: How do I change the last name of a member?

Postby akrusinger » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:12 pm

I believe you need to have a legal document to make the change.


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