Find a short summary of the execution of the distribution of property in a divorce on this page.
Distribution of assets
The distribution of matrimonial property and assets (ositus) is already possible during the six month reconsideration period, as well as some time after the final divorce paper has been signed. If possible, you agree with your partner on how to share your marital property after the divorce. You can write an agreement that needs to be signed by both of you under the eyes of two witnesses, or you can set up an official agreement with a lawyer. If you cannot reach an agreement, you have the possibility of asking a court administrator (pesänjakaja) to distribute the assets for you; if you disagree with his or her distribution, you can appeal at court.
In case you have signed a marital contract (pre- or postnuptial agreement), the division of property will be carried out in accordance with what is stated in the agreement.
Especially in cases of intercultural divorce, the distribution of assets can become quite complicated if the partners own property in a different country. If you are consulting a lawyer, it is recommendable to find one with expertise in the field of international divorce.