Post Marriage Links

The Legals

Embark on the post-marriage journey with confidence, utilising our carefully curated collection of helpful links. From essential legalities to celebratory tips, these resources are tailored to enhance your newlywed experience. Dive into a comprehensive guide that addresses various aspects of post-marriage life, ensuring a smooth transition into this exciting chapter. Whether you seek advice on name changes, financial planning, or simply want to explore new opportunities as a couple, our collection of post-marriage links is designed to empower and support you every step of the way. Embrace the joyous adventure that follows saying “I do” with valuable insights and practical guidance at your fingertips.

As you’re about to go through one of the biggest changes in your life, you’ll need to take time whilst planning, to discuss the legal stuff with your partner. It’s important you make an effort to talk about your future together and how things will evolve as you commence your new life together.

Below are some links to help you think about the issues you might want to look at.

These links are useful for Change of Name, Application for Certificate of Marriage, Online Family Counselling, finding an Interpreter and DFAT travel information and updates.

Births, Deaths and Marriages –https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/births-deaths-and-marriages

Family Relationships Online – https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters – https://www.naati.com.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – https://www.dfat.gov.au

Prenuptial Agreements – are a binding legal agreement between a couple, agreeing as to how they will divide their property if they were to separate. These may be signed prior to marriage or during the marriage. It is not just movie stars who sign these agreements. Usually though, one party has significantly more assets than the other party and is trying to protect these. There are many arguments for and against such agreements. There are also very strict legal requirements to be observed and you must see a lawyer.

Wills and Probate – starting out together on your new path, it’s important to sort out your Will. Be careful not to fall into the the trap of a Will Kit. Lawyers do not recommend that anyone uses a Will Kit. They are very expensive ink and paper. Lawyers do not charge for ink and paper. They charge for their advice, their skill after many years of experience of writing trouble free Wills and making sure that everything is right. Will Kits make a lot of money for lawyers as there are so many problems with home-made Wills after people die.

Should you need legal advice, contact a lawyer. Please choose your lawyer carefully and you can find a Lawyer at: https://www.foolkit.com.au/sa/public/finding-lawyers

We wish you well during the planning stages, and we share your excitement, as it’s a fun time.

John’s advisory service is free to you, so please call our office at any time and feel free to ask any questions or seek further advice via our email info@johnmiddleton.com.au, or call us during office hours on 0400 416 991.

What a fantastic ceremony! 100% commitment – From our initial chats with John plus organising of all the official documents and advice with our ceremony set up and writing our vows through to meeting us on site the day before for a ceremony run through with the kids and wedding party!

Every detail was thought of and on the day our guests knew just what was expected.

The ceremony was exactly how we wanted it! Intimate, relaxed and fun! John, we had so many comments on how great you were and that you were a breath of fresh air as far as other celebrants people had encountered. This is testimony to your amazing attitude and ability to listen to your client and interpret their vision.

We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day and amazing experience!

Jasmin and Laz