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Can my partner and I legally hyphenate our names to create a new name

"Can my partner and I legally hyphenate our names to create a new name?"

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Can my partner and I legally hyphenate our names to create a new name?

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Yes, however you will need to complete a 'Change of Name Certificate 'to make your new name legal.

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Can I still use my maiden name after I am married?

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Yes, you can legally use either your maiden name or married name (depending on your requirements).

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When can my children begin using my new married name?

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Your childrens names are legally the name that is printed on their birth certificates, however they can use your married name through association or usage.

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What if a husband wants to take his wifes name?

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If a husband wants to take his wifes name, he would have to physically change his name via a 'Change of Name Certificate'.

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Do I need to change my name after I am married?

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No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

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What is an Officiant?

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An Officiant is the alternative name for a Celebrant.

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Is Divorce the only way a marriage can be legally dissolved?

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No, a marriage can also be terminated if one partner dies, or one partner claims nullity.

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What is the difference between a Celebrant and a Master of Ceremonies?

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A Celebrant conducts funerals, weddings and naming days, whereas a Master of Ceremonies conducts general public events.

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Where can we find Civil Celebrants on the Mornington Peninsula?

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My name is Tim Manger, I am a civil celebrant and officiant who marries many couples on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding beaches, parks, and local wineries.

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Where can we find Civil Celebrants in Yarra Glen?

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My name is Tim Manger, I am a civil celebrant and officiant who marries many couples in Yarra Glen and the surrounding wineries in the Yarra Valley.

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Where can we find Civil Celebrants in Melbourne?

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Where can we find Civil Celebrants in the Yarra Valley?

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My name is Tim Manger, I am a civil celebrant and officiant who marries many couples in the Yarra Valley, including the surrounding wineries, and local wedding venues.

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Where can we find Civil Celebrants in the Dandenong Ranges?

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Buddhist and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslim and Buddhist couples.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Hindu and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslims and Hinuds.

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If my name is misspelt on my birth certificate what do I write on the NOIM?

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You need to write your name (and parents names) exactly as it appears on your birth certificate, regardless of spelling mistakes or errors. The same applies to errors on your passport (if using a passport as proof of ID).

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Do I use my previous married name on the NOIM?

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You have a choice. You may use the name as stated on your Birth Certificate or Passport, or any previous married name. At some stage, you will need to provide evidence of your name via a Birth Certificate or Passport.

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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

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What does it mean to use a name by Association?

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Using a name by association simply means you adopt a name by using it. Whilst it is not legal (ie; you can't use it to get a passport, social security or insurance), it is not illegal.

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Do I have to say my full legal name during the vows?

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Yes, however if you have a name that you are uncomfortable with, then it is possible to mention your name at some other stage during the ceremony (prior to the exchange of vows). Your full legal name must be mentioned at least once during the ceremony.

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How is it possible for my overseas partner to stay in Australia for 2 years after marriage?

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Once you are married, you will immediately apply for a Provisional Partner Visa, which will be valid until your Permanent Partner Visa is either accepted or declined.

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What is the minimum criteria for a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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In order to meet certain criteria, your fiance must be, An Australian citizen, An Australian permanent resident, An eligible New Zealand citizen.

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