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Is it legal to sign the Marriage Certificates whilst intoxicated

"Is it legal to sign the Marriage Certificates whilst intoxicated?"

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Is it legal to sign the Marriage Certificates whilst intoxicated?

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No.

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What should a Celebrant do if either partner getting married is intoxicated during the Ceremony?

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The Celebrant should desist from completing any legal paperwork until the intoxicated partner is sober.

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How many witnesses do I need at my ceremony?

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You need 2 witnesses over the age of 18 to witness the signing of your marriage certificates and marriage register.

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Can my bridal party sign the back of my Marriage Certificate?

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Yes, in fact anyone can sign the back of the marriage certificate, including friends, family and even pets.

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What signature do I use to sign the Marriage Certificates?

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You use your normal signature (the one you always use). Your signature is simply your stamp or seal.

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Can I use my Marriage Certificate to get an upgrade whilst on my honeymoon?

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Yes, many hotels will upgrade couples if they sight the commemorative marriage certificate.

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Where can I find a legal Civil Celebrant who performs marriages in Australia for couples from overseas?

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I am a legal marriage celebrant, with a wide range of expertise to ensure that you are legally married in Australia.

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What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?

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Firstly, gay same sex marriages are generally referred to as a committment ceremonies, and secondly there is no legal paperwork. The wording during a gay union must be different to a legal civil union, whilst there is also no government marriage certificate issued. There is also no filing with Births Deaths and Marriages after the ceremony, because the Australian government does not currently recognised gay same sex marriages as legal.

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What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

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You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

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Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances).

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Can I use my commemorative marriage certificate to get a Passport?

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No, you will need to apply for an Official Marriage Certificate to get a passport.

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Do you provide a written or printed Marriage Certificate?

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I provide a printed government registered Marriage Certificate.

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What requirements does a person need to meet to apply for registration as a marriage celebrant?

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Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy.

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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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If my State acknowledges Civil Unions does that mean Gay Marriage is Legally Binding in my State?

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Whilst your State may acknowledge Civil Unions, marriage between same-sex couples is not legally binding, because the Marriage Act 1961 is Federal Legislation (as apposed to State Legislation).

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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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How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

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The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

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We are looking for an officiant in the Yarra Valley region can you help?

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Yes, I am a fully qualified marriage Officiant who can solemnise your marriage in the Yarra Valley region.

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We are looking for an officiant on the Mornington Peninsula can you help?

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Yes, I am a fully qualified marriage Officiant who can solemnise your marriage on the Mornington Peninsula.

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We are looking for an officiant in the Dandenong Ranges can you help?

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Yes, I am a fully qualified marriage Officiant who can solemnise your marriage in the Dandenong Ranges.

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If the State I live in recognises gay marriage am I legally married?

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No. The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is a federal law, meaning that the States effectively have no power to change it (this must be done by the senate that sits in Canberra). Federal law covers the nation, whereas state-law is specific to that state only.

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Do you supply an Official Marriage Certificate?

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No, Celebrants cannot supply this. You have to request this from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages once you are married.

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Why are there 3 Marriage Certificates?

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This is because one is sent to Births, Deaths and Marriages, one gets kept by the Celebrant, and one is given to the couple getting married.

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Do you provide a Marriage Certificate ?

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Yes. I provide a beautifully printed government registered Marriage Certificate, which you can frame and place on your wall at home.

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What is the latest time a bride can arrive at her ceremony?

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Whilst there is no actual time, any longer than 15 minutes would be impolite.

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