divorce and kids phones

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divorce and kids phones

We have a family plan with four phones... mine, my husband's, and two kids phones.  We are getting a divorce.  The plan is under my husband's name, but as I am getting full custody, I will be taking over responsibility for paying for the kids' phones. 

 

Is there a way to make me primary on the account and let him move his phone elsewhere?  He does not plan on staying with AT&T but I do. 

 

 

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Do a transfer of financial responsibility for your line and the kid's lines from your husband's account, setting up your own account. That way he is still financially responsible for any early termination fees on his phone line.

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Thank you.  Our credit is not as good now as when we opened the account due to various circumstances.  Is that likely to get in the way of transferring responsiblities?

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aesposito wrote:

We have a family plan with four phones... mine, my husband's, and two kids phones.  We are getting a divorce.  The plan is under my husband's name, but as I am getting full custody, I will be taking over responsibility for paying for the kids' phones. 

 

Is there a way to make me primary on the account and let him move his phone elsewhere?  He does not plan on staying with AT&T but I do. 

 

 


 

Yes, if you have setup an online account management account, he can log on and look for "my profile" just right of center, under the orange bar. Click there and on teh next page at the bottom you will see:

AUTHORIZED USERS - RETAIL STORE

Please enter the first and last name of the user you want to authorize to make changes on this account in an AT&T retail store. Select 'Save' to add this authorized user.

 

Here he can enter your name and you can then change account information at an corporate store (one that sells nothing but AT&T devices). this way, you can change the primary account owner information.

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