Add divorce from previous spouse

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Re: Add divorce from previous spouse

Postby jfackerson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:41 pm

To further clarify, husband was a Non-Member. Seems that because a date of death was entered before date of Divorce, there is "no" "Change Marriage Status" button for me to select.
This has been a good thing; however, because I can use husbands information to help research names of their children, which were not added to her record, They had about 5 children, based on preliminary research. Haven't yet found any evidence that children were "blessed" or had "Membership Records" created for any of them.

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Re: Add divorce from previous spouse

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:58 pm

jfackerson wrote:To further clarify, husband was a Non-Member. Seems that because a date of death was entered before date of Divorce, there is "no" "Change Marriage Status" button for me to select.
Curious. Because I didn't think it was possible to record the death of a non-member. We've always told people who asked to terminate the marriage. Reason: death.

jfackerson wrote:This has been a good thing; however, because I can use husbands information to help research names of their children, which were not added to her record, They had about 5 children, based on preliminary research. Haven't yet found any evidence that children were "blessed" or had "Membership Records" created for any of them.
I wouldn't create records for the children until you've reviewed Handbook 1: 13.6.2 item #4. Permission is required to create a Child of Record.
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Re: Add divorce from previous spouse

Postby eblood66 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:19 pm

russellhltn wrote:
jfackerson wrote:To further clarify, husband was a Non-Member. Seems that because a date of death was entered before date of Divorce, there is "no" "Change Marriage Status" button for me to select.
Curious. Because I didn't think it was possible to record the death of a non-member. We've always told people who asked to terminate the marriage. Reason: death.
It's actually 'Change Marriage Status' rather than 'Terminate Marriage' now but I expect that's what was done. In LCR, it looks like it continues to show information about deceased spouses at least for members (I can't find a non-member spouse situation in our ward to check). I'm guessing that it does for non-members too.

jfakerson, I'm pretty sure that you'll have to send a message or call local unit support and ask them to record the divorce. At this point, I don't think you can do it yourself.

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Re: Add divorce from previous spouse

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:48 pm

eblood66 wrote:In LCR, it looks like it continues to show information about deceased spouses at least for members (I can't find a non-member spouse situation in our ward to check). I'm guessing that it does for non-members too.
I'd kind of expect it to show the spouse they are sealed to. But it would be something new if it showed ex-civil marriage only spouses.
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Re: Add divorce from previous spouse

Postby eblood66 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:34 pm

russellhltn wrote:
eblood66 wrote:In LCR, it looks like it continues to show information about deceased spouses at least for members (I can't find a non-member spouse situation in our ward to check). I'm guessing that it does for non-members too.
I'd kind of expect it to show the spouse they are sealed to. But it would be something new if it showed ex-civil marriage only spouses.
I have deceased spouses which show a sealing date, don't show a sealing date and which say 'sealed to prior spouse'. So I don't believe is related to whether they are sealed or not.

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Re: Add divorce from previous spouse

Postby lajackson » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:44 pm

eblood66 wrote:I have deceased spouses which show a sealing date, don't show a sealing date and which say 'sealed to prior spouse'. So I don't believe is related to whether they are sealed or not.
The examples I see in our ward show most recent spouse without regard to sealing status.


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