Duo Guide to Intercultural Divorce in Finland
In a divorce, both partners often find themselves facing numerous legal and emotional hurdles. While the situation is usually not easy for any of the involved parties, partners from abroad might encounter additional problems such as the language barrier, unfamiliar bureaucratic procedures and the question whether they can and want to stay in Finland after the divorce. Unfortunately, a big part of the information on those issues is only available in Finnish.
The purpose of this Duo Guide to Intercultural Divorce in Finland is to provide basic information about the divorce process in Finland for English-speakers. The guide is divided into six sections: Children in a divorce, Property distribution, Staying in Finland, Legal help, Emotional and psychological help and How can I get divorced? Each section contains a summary of the most important aspects, as well as useful documents, links to external sources, and quotes from people who have gone through an intercultural divorce.
Find our other articles on intercultural divorce in the Duo Library.
We have summarized the most important divorce terms in Finnish in this Glossary.
You can also download the entire guide (PDF) including all sub pages and the glossary here.