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Civil Union Is Not Marriage, This Is Why…

I’m sure all of us know what marriage is all about… That’s what most couples anticipate their relationship to end up. No one really wants to be together just to break up. Marriage is always the end goal of any relationship. To be legally bonded with the person you love. The moment you say your “I do’s” and sign your marriage papers, that’s when your declaration of love and commitment is recognized in every state and in every nation in the world. You will be globally known as a married couple which will be your legal status moving forward. You will then be able to take advantage of different rights, obligations, and protections on both the state and federal level. Some of the advantages are below:

Aside from your relationship being recognized globally in every nation, being married also mean that you can:

  • File joint Tax Return Benefits with the State and The Australian Tax Office (ATO)
  • Both will have the right to make medical decisions for each other as well as having the privilege of being granted unlimited visitations if one of them is under medical treatment.
  • Inheritance: Once Your Spouse Dies, You’ll Inherit All of their assets without incurring taxes.

There are a lot more benefits, advantages, and protections of being a married couple. Although marriage is ideal for most couples, some may find it very risky, others may not have that privilege, or others are not entirely ready for that stage in the relationship. Therefore, they resort to a much more accessible, open and less complicated declaration their love for one another. That’s where Civil Union comes in place.

Although a civil union is also a legal status that provides many of the same protections that marriage offers, a civil union is not like marriage because the minute you step outside of a state/territory where you registered your relationship as civil partners, your civil union partnership is no longer legally valid. It is only recognized in the state level and not at the federal level. Plus just recently in Queensland, unlike marriage, both heterosexual and homosexual couples have the privilege to enter a civil union and register their relationship. Therefore, more available and practical for couples who are living in Australia.

This information is crucial in processing your partner visa in Australia. If you still have more questions to ask, please don’t hesitate to reach us.

Migration Mantra is an expert migration and education consultancy with an outstanding record in providing successful immigration advice. We provide end-to-end visa related assistance that caters to all the visa-specific requirements of an individual seeking to migrate to Australia.

Migration Mantra is a stress-free one stop shop service. From document compilation and preparation, acting on your behalf to liaise with the Immigration Department, visa application submission and to post visa submission follow up, we help and guide you from the beginning till the end.