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Marriage, registered partnerships, cohabitation and children

The dissolution of a common household, whether it takes place by divorce or by the termination of cohabitation, may entail many kinds of legal problems. The question how the common property is to be shared often has considerable financial impact for the partners. It is possible to prepare for such situations in advance by drawing up a marital property agreement or a testament.

The distribution of common property is not always litigious. In amicable settlement cases our lawyers draw up deeds of distribution of matrimonial assets or of separation of property. In litigious cases we assist our clients in the distribution or separation of property and we can be executors of the distribution of an estate appointed by the district court. Our lawyers have long standing experience of an executor’s tasks in the distribution of matrimonial assets and in the separation of property.

We also proficiently handle cases concerning the care, custody, habitation, maintenance and visiting rights of children. We also proficiently handle cases concerning the care, custody, habitation, maintenance and visiting rights of children. In cases involving children court managed mediation with the assistance of experts, so called follo-mediation, is in many cases a good way of achieving a solution between the parents. We also assist our clients in mediation.

We also draw up authorizations of trusteeship and assist in trustee related matters.

Our attorneys in charge of family law matters have completed the mediator’s training of the Finnish Bar Association and the they are mediators entered in the Association’s list of mediators.

Our attorneys in charge of family matters:
Hanna Räihä-Mäntyharju
Teija Saraste