Family Law Services

Child Welfare Officers

In case of separation, parents of minor children reach agreement on child custody, residence, right of access and maintenance. The child welfare officer can help the parents to draw up agreements and make sure these are in the best interests of the children.  

Contact Information: Child Welfare Officers

Acknowledgement of Paternity in Neuvola

Acknowledgement of paternity will be done primarily at maternity health clinics (neuvola)  and secondarily at the child welfare supervisor’s office. Expectant parents are informed of acknowledgement during a visit to the clinic. Paternity can be acknowledged after the 30th week of pregnancy. The father acknowledges his paternity personally to the nurse in the presence of the baby’s mother and with the mother’s consent at the maternity health clinic which the mother has been visiting. 

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Help in Divorce for Families with Children

The service provides acute help for parents who are considering divorce or need support after divorce. Parents, who are considering divorce, as well as children in the family, are offered support at an early stage. 

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