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Marital contract

A marital contract (avioehtosopimus) affects the way the spouses’ property is divided if the couple gets divorced or one of them dies. If the spouses have not entered into a marital contract, the property of both of them is added together and divided equally between them. The most common marital contract establishes that neither partner is entitled to the other’s property. A marital contract can be made before or during marriage. Both spouses’ consent is required in making one.

A marital contract is made in writing and it is dated and signed. In addition, two competent persons must authenticate it. Marital contracts are sent to a Local Register Office to be registered. It is best to use an expert lawyer in making the contract.

The contract is voluntary.

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Marital contractFinnish | Swedish