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Perhe Kauniaisissa

Family in Kauniainen

Marriage

Before getting married, you must request in writing an investigation of possible impediments to the marriage. This investigation is performed at the local register office.

Read more: Examination of the impediments to marriage, Marriage

linkkiLocal Register Office:
Contact information for Local Register OfficesFinnish | Swedish | English

Divorce

Women and men can file for divorce at the office of the District Court of Espoo. You can also file for divorce alone, without the consent of your spouse.

District Court of Espoo
Vitikka 1 B 2
Tel. 029 5645 000

Read more: Divorce

linkkiDistrict Court of Espoo:
Contact informationFinnish | Swedish

Children in a divorce

If you have children and are considering filing for divorce, please contact the child welfare officer. The social services will confirm the agreement regarding the children’s living arrangements, care, meeting rights and maintenance allowance.

Read more: Children in a divorce

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Guardianship of children and visitation rightsFinnish | Swedish

Taking care of a child

Read more about children’s day care on the Infopankki page Education in Kauniainen.

Looking after a child at home

If you care for your child at home, you can take part in the open family activities organised by the City of Kauniainen. They provide an opportunity to meet other families with children.

linkkiCity of Kauniainen:
Open family activitiesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiKauniaisten kaupunki:
Child home care allowanceFinnish | Swedish