Chapter 16 » 16.30
Detailed marriage procedure
Action by registering officers
Special care should be exercised in the following cases:
- where neither person is known to the registering officer;
- where neither person is a member;
- where either person has had a previous marriage or civil partnership dissolved;
- where either person has been in a long-term relationship with another person, especially where there are children.
If the registering officer does not feel able to allow arrangements to proceed without further consideration, a meeting for clearness may be helpful or the matter should be referred to the area meeting (16.29 & 16.37–16.39).