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Family law services

Family law services include paternity matters, maintenance, custody and meeting agreement matters, adoption matters and drawing up of reports for the court in child custody and meeting disputes.

The Family Law Services Unit is a centralised unit that handles the tasks within its field of operation for all residents of Helsinki. The unit's services are also available to families in which one of the parents lives elsewhere in Finland or abroad.


The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

Related service points and contact information:


The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division

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