Tuesday Tutorials - About Getting Married

 
These bite-size tutorials about the legal aspects of getting married were originally posted on Facebook. They are posted here in a logical order (basically in the order in which you will need the information, for example, when completing your Notice of Intended Marriage) rather than the order in which they were posted.


Giving Notice of your Intention to Marry    

(05/02/2019)
To be legally married in Australia you are required to give a clear calendar month's notice of your intended marriage. But what does that mean, precisely? ...    Read on..


Description of Party - Notice of Intended Marriage    

(16/04/2019)
The first thing the Notice of Intended Marriage asks you is to choose how each of you want to be described and tick the relevant box ...    Read on...

Sex - Choosing the appropriate box on the Notice of Intended Marriage    

(23/04/2019)
Each party to the marriage needs to check the appropriate box for their gender - Male, Female, or X ... Read on...


Usual Occupation - Notice of Intended Marriage    

(12/03/2019)
The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for your Usual Occupation. What that means is your job ...    Read on...

Conjugal Status - Notice of Intended Marriage  

(09/04/2019)
The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for your Conjugal Status. What that means is your current marital status. There are specific terms  you must use ...    Read on...

Mother's Maiden Name - Notice of Intended Marriage   

(11 /02/2019)
One of the questions on the Notice of Intended Marriage is “Mother’s Maiden Name in Full”.  ...    Read on...

Divorce Date - Notice of Intended Marriage

(26 /02/2019)
The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for the date on which your last marriage ended in order to establish that you are now legally free to marry again ...    Read on...

Are you related to one another? - Notice of Intended Marriage

(19/03/2019)
On the top of page 4 of the Notice of Intended Marriage there are two boxes, for Yes and No answers to whether you are related to one another.  ...    Read on...

Signing the Notice of Intended Marriage  

(05/03/2019)
You must sign the Notice in front of a qualified witness  ...    Read on...

Is your Celebrant allowed to Cancel? 

(02/04/2019)
The Marriage Act is very clear about the circumstances in which a celebrant can cancel on you  ...    Read on...

Breaking up with your Celebrant 

(26/03/2019)
You can change your celebrant if you wish  ...    Read on...


Witnesses (for the ceremony)   

(19 /02/2019)
Your witnesses can be anyone, as long as  ...    Read on...