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Perhe Raahe-Kalajoki seudulla

Family in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region

Marriage

Before getting married, you must submit a written request for an examination of possible impediments to your marriage. Such an examination is performed at a local register office. The request can be submitted to any local register office. Further information is available on the Local Register Offices (Maistraatit) website.

Civil marriages are also performed at the local register office.

Local Register Office of Northern Finland (Pohjois-Suomen maistraatti)
Raahe unit
Kummatinkatu 6, 92101 Raahe
Tel. 02955 39013
Online reservations: www.maistraatti.fi, info.pohjois-suomi(at)maistraatti.fi

Local Register Office of Northern Finland (Pohjois-Suomen maistraatti)
Ylivieska unit
Valtakatu 4, 3rd floor, 84100 Ylivieska
Tel. 029 553 9040
Online reservations: www.maistraatti.fi, info.pohjois-suomi(at)maistraatti.fi

Read more: Marriage

Divorce

You can file for divorce or the dissolution of a registered partnership independently or together with your spouse. A written petition for this must be submitted to a district court in either spouse's municipality of residence. Registered partnerships are dissolved in the same way as marriages.

Ylivieska-Raahe District Court (Ylivieska-Raahen käräjäoikeus)
Raahe Office
Visiting address: Raahe Court House, Sovionkatu 1, 92100 Raahe
Postal address: P.O. Box 85, 92101 Raahe
Tel. 029 564 9700
Email: ylivieska-raahe.ko(at)oikeus.fi

Read more: Divorce.

Children in a divorce

If you have children and decide to file for divorce, please contact a child welfare supervisor (lastenvalvoja). The child welfare supervisor will verify the agreement regarding the housing and care of the children, as well as access rights and child support.

Child welfare supervisor of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and Siikajoki
Tel. 044 439 3702

Child welfare supervisor of Kalajoki and Merijärvi
Tel. 044 469 1356

Read more: Children in a divorce.

When you are pregnant

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

Contact your local maternity clinic as soon as possible when you notice that you are expecting a baby. The task of the maternity clinic is to follow the condition of the mother, the baby and the whole family during the entire pregnancy. You can call your local maternity clinic for instructions.

Tel. 040 135 8042, on weekdays 12 noon–1 pm.

You can find the contact information of your local maternity clinic from the website of the Joint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä).

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Family in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section When you are pregnant).

Read more: When you are expecting a baby.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Child health clinics in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Child care

You can find information on child care on the InfoFinland pages of the Raahe-Kalajoki Region Family in Raahe, Family in Pyhäjoki, Family in Siikajoki, Family in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Child care)

Read more: Child care.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä):
Service guide for families with childrenFinnish

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä:
Calendar of activities for families with childrenFinnish

Looking after a child at home

You can seek information on family activities in your municipality from the municipality's or parish's website. If you are entitled to home-care allowance (kotihoidon tuki), you can apply for this from Kela. You can fill in the application online or post it to Kela. You can also visit a Kela office.

Kela offices' addresses:

Kauppakatu 42, 92100 Raahe
Siikasavontie 1 A, 92400 Ruukki
Kalajoentie 29, 85100 Kalajoki

Read more: Looking after a child at home.

linkkiKela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland):
Benefits for families with childrenFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiParish of Raahe:
Activities for families with childrenFinnish

linkkiParish of Pyhäjoki:
Activities for families with childrenFinnish

linkkiParish of Kalajoki:
Activities for families with childrenFinnish

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä):
Service guide for families with childrenFinnish

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä:
Calendar of activities for families with childrenFinnish