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Why do I have to complete a Statutory Declaration

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

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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.

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When is the Statutory Declaration actually completed?

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The Statutory Declaration (also known as the Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage), is completed as close to the wedding day as possible. The rehearsal is often the best time to do this.

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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.

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What is a Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage?

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The Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage is commonly referred to as a Declaration or Marriage Declaration.

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Does an Interpreter have to complete any legal paperwork?

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Yes, the Interpreter must sign a declaration, stating that they have translated the proceedings to the best of their ability.

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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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Can I use my Australian Passport as proof of ID if I was born overseas?

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No, you must use either your overseas passport, or your Birth Certificate. If neither can be produced, then you will need to make a 'Statutory Declaration' stating why.

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Why does the NOIM ask if I am related to my partner?

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Because in Australia, you cannot legally marry your mother, father, brother, sister (or any ancestor where the blood line is too close).

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Why does a bride where a veil?

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This is an old tradition, designed to conceal the bride's identity from any lurking spirits, as she walked down the aisle.

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Do you prvoide a sample ceremony for us to view?

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Yes, I provide a complete Transcript of the ceremony.

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Can I pay the balance on the day of my wedding?

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Yes, although I highly recommend completing all paperwork and transactions prior to your wedding day.

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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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Where do couples get married in Southbank?

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The most popular venue for having a Ceremony, is Crown Towers (a part of Crown Casino).

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Are there any Wedding Ceremony venues in Epping that you can suggest?

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Yes, I suggest you consider Manor on High as a venue for having your ceremony.

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If we want to get married in Hawthorn, where can you recommend we have our ceremony?

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I recommend having your ceremony at the exclusive Leonda by the Yarra.

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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.

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What happens if I make a mistake when completing the NOIM?

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Changes are allowed to be made on the NOIM, you do not need to start over. The NOIM forms the basis for all your other marriage certificates, so it is important that it is correct.

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What is the Declaration of Marriage at a Ceremony?

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This is when the Celebrant announces the couples to be husband and wife.

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In which court do I file for a Declaration of Nullity?

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The Family Court.

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Can you provide Music if I am having an outdoor ceremony?

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Yes, my sound system is the latest remote wireless PA, requiring no mains power. It is Ideal for beach and park cermonies.

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Should I proceed with my wedding if I found that my partner is having an affair?

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My response as a Celebrant would be a resounding 'No', however my best advice would be to seek the guidance of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor immediately.

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What should I do if I am having second thoughts about getting married?

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It is common for brides (and grooms) to feel nervous or anxious prior to their wedding ceremony. In many cases the feeling of 'wanting to run away' dissipates after the ceremony. However, my best advice would be to seek the opinion of a Marriage or Relationship Counsellor.

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What is the tradition for having bridesmaids?

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Bridesmaids were traditionally believed to be decoys, protecting the bride as she made her way down the aisle. Any lurking spirits were expected to take the bridesmaids first, believing them to be the bride. As the bridesmaids were taken away, the bride was free to make her way happily to wedded bliss.

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Why do some couples want to say their vows whilst totally naked?

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Some couples share the belief that being naked is un-inhibiting, natural, and a symbol of complete vulnerability.

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What is the brochure Happily Before and Ever After all about?

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Commonly known as a Form 14a, 'Happily Before and After' serves to inform couples who have just completed their Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM), about available relationship services, education and advice.

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