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Do I automatically become an Australian Citizen once I am married?

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No. If you want to become a permanent resident in Australia, you will need to apply for a permanent visa. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Is it illegal for adoptees to marry?

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Yes. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Is it illegal for adoptees to marry? Is it illegal for adoptees to marry?
 

Which Act covers weddings in Australia?

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Marriage Act 1961. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Which Act covers weddings in Australia? Which Act covers weddings in Australia?
 

Do I need to have a special permit if having a home ceremony?

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No, although you may want to check parking and noise restrictions in your local neighbourhood. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Do I need to have a special permit if having a home ceremony? Do I need to have a special permit if having a home ceremony?
 

What is the minimum legal age a person can be married in Australia?

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16. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What is the minimum legal age a person can be married in Australia? What is the minimum legal age a person can be married in Australia?
 

What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?

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Marriage Regulations 1963 are designed to facilitate the Australian Marriage Act 1961. Think of the regulations as the practical application of the Marriage Act. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about? What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?
 

What are some examples of impediment to marriage?

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Some examples my include, being married to someone already (not divorced), being too closely related or being of non-marriagable age (being a minor). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What are some examples of impediment to marriage? What are some examples of impediment to marriage?
 

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). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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

What is a Dissolution of Marriage?

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A Divorce. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What is a Dissolution of Marriage? What is a Dissolution of Marriage?
 

Why do I have to complete a Statutory Declaration?

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You are required to complete a Statutory Declaration, to declare that there is nothing (as far as you are aware), that is impeding your marriage to your partner. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Why do I have to complete a Statutory Declaration? Why do I have to complete a Statutory Declaration?
 

What evidence do I need to provide if my previous marriage ended with the death of my partner?

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A Death Certificate. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What evidence do I need to provide if my previous marriage ended with the death of my partner? What evidence do I need to provide if my previous marriage ended with the death of my partner?
 

Is it legal to sign the Marriage Certificates whilst intoxicated?

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No. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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

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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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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?
 

Which courts in Australia handle Divorce?

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The Family Court of Australia or the Federal Magistrates Court. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Which courts in Australia handle Divorce? Which courts in Australia handle Divorce?
 

Is the NOIM the only form I need to complete prior to my wedding day?

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No, apart from the NOIM you will also need to complete a Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage, which I provide and witness. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Is the NOIM the only form I need to complete prior to my wedding day? Is the NOIM the only form I need to complete prior to my wedding day?
 

What is Nullity of Marriage?

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This is the Australian term used to describe a marriage that is not legal, because it was solemnised based on tenous, illegal, fraudulaent or deceptive means. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What is Nullity of Marriage? What is Nullity of Marriage?
 

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. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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

Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens?

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No, as long as they are a minimum of 18 years of age. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens? Do the witnesses at my wedding ceremony need to be Australian Citizens?
 

Is it legal to marry a brother or sister inlaw?

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Yes. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Is it legal to marry a brother or sister inlaw? Is it legal to marry a brother or sister inlaw?
 

Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia? Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?
 

What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married?

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The term Impediment refers to any obstruction or hindrance (that may prevent the marriage from proceeding legally). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married? What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married?
 

What is an impediment to marriage?

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This is where there is some obstacle preventing the marriage from proceeding legally. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What is an impediment to marriage? What is an impediment to marriage?
 

What are valid reasons for a Shortening of Time?

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Valid reasons for a Shortening of Time generally relate to health, employment or travel. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What are valid reasons for a Shortening of Time? What are valid reasons for a Shortening of Time?
 

What does the term Never Validly Married mean?

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The entire phrase 'Never Validly Married', simply means never having been married, however the word 'Valid' refers to marriages that are legally binding. Marriages that a terminated by a 'Declaration of Nullity' are not considered to ever have been legal, therefore 'invalid'. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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What does the term Never Validly Married mean? What does the term Never Validly Married mean?
 

What does the term Legally Binding mean with regard to Marriage?

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This means that the marriage must be followed according to legal provisions. Since marriage is a contract between 2 people, the word 'binding' ensures that the terms of the contract are adhered to. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 1800 229 142

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