Super-Size Me: Superannuation Splitting and Family Law

Introduction Most property settlements under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) involve a consideration of superannuation. Even the smallest property pools will usually include some superannuation. On 1 July 2022 the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions increased to 10.5 % of earnings. This is now the minimum...

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Superannuation Splitting Agreements and Orders

Introduction  The Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Act 2001 (“the FL Superannuation Act”) and associated regulations started on 28 December 2002. This paper looks at the practicalities of drafting orders and superannuation agreements, not valuation of superannuation interests and what percentage split should...

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Property—the latest on contributions and superannuation

The assessment of contributions to property is a fraught area. Clients often want to argue that their contributions should be given more weight. This is particularly problematic when dealing with initial contributions, post-separation contributions, windfall such as inheritance and Tattslotto wins. This paper gives some...

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