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Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility - Finland


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Family law – matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility

Article 67 (a)

Article 67 (b)

Article 67 (c)

Articles 21 and 29

Article 33

Article 34

Article 67 (a)

The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:

The Ministry of Justice

International legal assistance

Box 25

00023 Government

Tel.:+358 9 1606 7628

Fax:+358 9 1606 7524

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Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Finnish, Swedish, English.

Article 67 (c)

For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child - Article 45(2): Finnish, Swedish, English.

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for in Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:

- in Finland, the käräjäoikeus/tingsrätt.

Article 33

The appeal provided for in Article 33 shall be lodged with the following courts:

- in Finland, the hovioikeus/hovrätt.

Article 34

The judgments given on appeal provided for in Article 34 may be contested only at:

- in Finland, the Korkein oikeus/högsta domstolen.


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Last update: 18/01/2021