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Marriages and civil partnerships

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Choosing a marriage or civil partnership

Congratulations on deciding to get married or form a civil partnership. 

All couples can choose either a marriage or a civil partnership. Deciding which one to choose is a personal decision. 

The Register Office is always here to help and give advice where possible. Call us on 0191 424 6350.

The Register Office cannot give any advice on the validity of any marriage or civil partnership, or on the benefits of choosing either one. If you are unsure of the implications of either a marriage or a civil partnership, on issues such as inheritance or your personal finances, seek independent legal or financial advice.

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