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What does it mean to use a name by Association

"What does it mean to use a name by Association?"

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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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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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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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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.

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What is the role of the Usher at a Ceremony?

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The usher is meant to be an auxilary person, often used for any odd (important) jobs, such as starting and stopping the music and seating guests.

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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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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).

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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'.

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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.

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What does the term Civil Union mean?

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Civil Unions are a legally recognised union of same-sex couples, having similar rights to those of traditional marriage.

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18.

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What does the term Matrimony mean?

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This is the Catholic Church's term for marriage.

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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.

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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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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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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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What is the current UHF wireless frequency that Celebrants are allowed to use?

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As of January 1 2015, Celebrants using wireless PA Systems on the UHF band, can use wireless devices that operate in the range of either 520-694MHz or 1790-1800MHz.

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Which UHF wireless frequency is unable to be used by Celebrants?

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As of January 1st 2015, Celebrants using UHF wireless sound systems, must use the frequency range 694MHz-820MHz.

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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 Consanguinity?

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This is the term used to describe intimate relationships between people who are related.

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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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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 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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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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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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