Registration of documents associated with the dissolution of cohabitation

A property separation deed, an agreement on compensation or other document can be stored in the register of marriage matters. Registration of the documents protects a cohabiting partner or the heirs thereof against claims of recovery lodged by the creditors of the other cohabiting partner in bankruptcy and enforcement, when the other cohabiting partner has given his or her property to the cohabiting partner or the heirs thereof.

Registration of the documents associated with cohabitation protects a cohabiting partner or the heirs thereof against claims of recovery lodged by the creditors of the other cohabiting partner in bankruptcy and enforcement, when the other cohabiting partner has given his or her property to the cohabiting partner or the heirs thereof.

If the partnership has lasted for more than five years or if the cohabiting partners have joint a parental responsibility for a child, a separation of the cohabiting partners’ property shall be carried out when the cohabiting partnership ends, if one of the partners so demands. In certain situations, the cohabiting partners are entitled to a compensation for the benefit they have given to the shared household.

If, when separating the property or paying a compensation, a cohabiting partner has given his or her cohabiting partner or the heirs thereof considerably more of his or her property than he or she would have been liable to give, the cohabiting partner may have to return the received property to the creditors of the other cohabiting partner. In order for a cohabiting partner and heirs thereof to get protection against the creditors of the cohabiting partner that gave then property, a property separation deed or an agreement on compensation or another document must be registered in the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.

Do the following

  • Fill in the application form. Submit the original property separation deed or an agreement on compensation or another document to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency for registering.
  • The preferred method for submitting the application and documents is by post to one of the service locations.
  • The original document will be returned to you along with the registration certificate.

Contact us

Postal address

Digital and Population Data Services Agency, P.O. Box 1003, FI-02151 Espoo

Service locations

Service locations and hours

Price

The registration costs 49 euros.

Frequently asked questions and answers

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