Glossary

Birth Certificate

A document issued by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages which is a legal record of the details of a person's birth (eg: date, place, parents).

Certificate (Parenting Orders)

From 1 July 2007, people who wish to make an application to the Family Law Court for parenting orders must file a Section 60i certificate from an approved organisation with their application. The certificate is issued by a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner to show the couple have attended a mediated session to try to resolve the issue.

Certificate of Exemption (Children)

A certificate which exempts a child from attending at school.

Marriage Certificate

A marriage certificate is an official recorded document issued by a governmental authority that proves that the couple listed on the marriage certificate have a legal marriage. In most areas, a marriage record is part of the public record. A marriage certificate usually contains who married who, when they were married, where they were married, who married them, and who witnessed the marriage.
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