JOY Law – what does marriage equality mean for those who married overseas?

Posted By on 19/12/17 at 11:58 AM

On JOY Law (JOY FM), Jack Stuk and I discussed the ramifications from changes to the Marriage Act for LGBTI couples who married overseas.  Specifically, we talked about:

  • recognition of overseas marriages under the revised law;
  • whether those married overseas need to do anything to formalise their union in Australia, including whether it’s necessary to register an overseas marriage with the Australian government in order to have it recognised;

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  • what happens if a couple married overseas but are not longer together – is an application for Divorce required; and
  • the implications for Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney for those who are now legally recognised as a spouse. Does this change if you have separated?

Listen to the podcast by clicking here.  You can also read my earlier post regarding the potential implications the changes to the Marriage Act have for those married overseas.

If you’d like the team to answer a question on air, please email

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Kristina Antoniades Special Counsel

Kristina was admitted to practice in 2004 and has practiced exclusively in family law since that time.  She is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, an accredited... Read More