Separated or thinking about Separation?
What happens to my Superannuation?
Superannuation is now treated as ‘property’ and can be split as part of a property settlement. Defacto and same-sex couples can also use the Family Law Act to divide super.
There is a formula which is prescribed under the Family Law Rules to value superannuation. This is especially important in defined benefit funds, such as the CSS, the PSS, the MSBS or the DFRDB.
Superannuation is a complex area of family law. You should make decisions about your superannuation only after having received advice from an experienced family lawyer.