Confirmation and annulment of paternity, prenuptial agreement and divorce Kempele, Raahe and Oulu

We offer expert services for the concerned parties in court matters related to confirmation and annulment of paternity and the division of property during divorce.

Professional legal assistance in family matters

Confirmation and annulment of paternity

A child for whom paternity has not been established based on the mother’s marriage or a decision by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (formerly: Local Register Office) or the court, can claim to have the paternity confirmed by filing a suit against the man they believe to be their father. If the man is deceased, the legal action will be taken against the man’s right holders.

A suit for annulment of paternity can be filed through the District Court by the child, the mother or the man, whose paternity has been established based on marriage or confirmed by a decision by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (formerly: Local Register Office). The suit for annulment of paternity can also be filed, with certain restrictions, by the person who believes they are the father of the child instead of the alleged father. The suit will also be filed against the people who would have a right of action in the same matter.

The cases will be reviewed in the District Court within the jurisdiction of which the child lives officially or permanently.

Division of property after a marriage

When divorce is pending after being filed for through a court of law, either spouse can require a division of property to be carried out. This means that the spouses do not have to wait until the reconsideration period is over or the divorce is finalised. The purpose of the division of property is to undo any property relations between the spouses.

The division of property after marriage means that the spouses’ assets are divided between the spouses, mainly in accordance with the principle of halving, which means that all the spouses’ assets covered by the marital right will be distributed evenly between the spouses. However, it should be remembered that this is only the rule of thumb; the spouses can draw up contracts that enable them to freely divide property between the parties, in principle.

In other cases, deviating from the principle of halving may be well-founded based on a prenuptial agreement, for example. Deviations are also possible if following the principle of halving would lead to unreasonable division of property. In such situations, the division can be mediated.


Prenuptial agreement

220 €

Agreement on division of property (divorce)

from 800 €

Legal proceedings and other matters

from 223,20 € /h

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