Superannuation Agreements And Splitting with Tony Martin

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation splitting laws allow superannuation to be divided when a relationship breaks down. Superannuation can be split either by an order of the Family Court or Federal Magistrate Court or a superannuation agreement.

The superannuation splitting law treats superannuation as a different type of property. It lets separating couples value their superannuation and split superannuation payments. Splitting does not convert superannuation into a cash asset. It is still subject to superannuation laws in that it is usually retained until a party reaches retirement age. While the Family Law Courts consider superannuation as property, there is a subtle differentiation between non-super assets and superannuation assets.

As superannuation can be the parties main asset, I will fight to negotiate a superannuation settlement with your ex-partner that is as favourable to you given you circumstances. For advice on how super splits work or what super you are entitled to post separation please contact me.

Property Law