Information on the Marriage Act

This brochure briefly explains the provisions on the conclusion and dissolution of marriage as well as those on the legal effects of marriage.

The brochure is meant to be given to everyone intending to conclude marriage when he or she requests an examination of impediments to marriage.

An unofficial translation of the marriage act (234/1929) can be found at www.finlex.fi.

Updated on August 18, 2014
Ministry of Justice