Legal Paperwork: What is a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage?

 The ‘declaration of no legal impediment to marriage’ is the second legal document that needs to be completed in order to meet the requirements to have your marriage legally solemnised. Your celebrant will complete the majority of this document and provide it to you for review and signature, close to the date of your ceremony. In practice this document is signed as close to your ceremony date as possible usually at your rehearsal.

This form is for the sole purpose of declaring that you meet the requirements to legally married:

  • You are over 18
  • You’re not related to each other such as siblings of mother and son
  • Neither of you are currently married

By signing this document, you are also stating that you understand that you are getting married and you have consented to do so.

If under any circumstances the celebrant believes either of the party may not understand the legal paperwork they may request the assistance of an interpreter to ensure both couples are fully informed.

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