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;
- 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?
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