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.

  • Advice for parents in case of divorce or separation, tel. 046 877 3267, on Weekdays between 12–13. In the service, it’s not possible to book appointments for the Child Welfare Officers.

  • Telephone counselling tel.  09 816 27711 on weekdays between 10-11. 

If you have already decided on divorce, we can help you as parents to build a safe environment for your children. The service provides a place for parents and children to reflect on the range of emotions brought about by the divorce in a constructive way, either together or individually.

Both parents receive divorce-sensitive counselling at the same time. The counselling looks ahead and aims to create a sufficient and functional relationship between the parents. The child is at the centre of the work. The work consists of short-term support and guidance. Working with emotions is often included.

The individual meeting with the child provides an opportunity for the child to express thoughts and emotions.

Individual meetings with a counsellor can also be arranged. This way, it is possible for a parent to discuss personal issues which they do not want the other parent to hear. The aim is to process experiences of divorce or slowly build a foundation for collaborative parenthood.

The service is also aimed at young people who are processing their parents’ divorce.

Parenting Plan

The purpose of a parenting plan is to support parenting after separation. It will help you discuss issues related to your child matter-of-factly and calmly.

Read more about  Parenting Plan(extrernal link)