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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.
Read more: Getting married in Finland, a check list
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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.
Read more: Children in a divorce
If you require legal assistance, contact Länsi-Uusimaa Legal Aid Office (Länsi-Uudenmaan oikeusaputoimisto).
Piispansilta 9 B
Tel. 029 56 61820
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.
Problems in a family
Problems in marriage and relationships
Family counselling centres help with marital and relationship problems. The family counselling centre serves residents of Kauniainen.
If you need urgent police assistance in an emergency, call the emergency number 112.
If a member of your family uses violence against you or threatens to do so, you can contact a shelter.
MONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association offers a national helpline for immigrant women who have experienced violence.
Tel. 0800 05058
Miehen linja (Men’s Line) is a service that helps immigrant men who have problems with violent behaviour.
Tel. 09 2766 2899
Children’s and young people’s problems
The family centre offers many services for families with children. You can also receive support in matters related to parenting and your children’s upbringing.
If a young person feels it is not safe to be at home, they can contact the Youth Emergency Shelter of the Finnish Red Cross. The shelter is located in Leppävaara.
Youth Emergency Shelter
Läkkisepänkuja 2 A 14
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When a close family member dies in Finland
If a person close to you dies suddenly and you need support, you can contact Espoo Social and Crisis Emergency Services (Espoon sosiaali- ja kriisipäivystys), Tel. 029 151 2221.
The City of Kauniainen has its own cemetery in the Kasavuori area. It is intended for city residents.
Read more: When a close family member dies in Finland