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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.
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Women and men can file for divorce at the office of the District Court of Länsi-Uusimaa. You can also file for divorce alone, without the consent of your spouse. Applications can be sent to the District Court office by post, fax or e-mail.
District Court of Länsi-Uusimaa
Vitikka 1 B 2
Tel. 029 56 44000
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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.
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Taking care of a child
Read more about children’s day care on the InfoFinland 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.