De facto couples in WA finally moving towards splitting superannuation
Presently Western Australia de facto couples are the only couples in Australia who are unable to divide superannuation following the breakdown of a relationship. This is due to the Western Australian state government not referring their powers to the Commonwealth to legislate over non-married couples. This leaves some Western Australians...Read More
WA de facto couples to split their super upon a relationship breakdown
Has your relationship recently broken down? Were you and your partner in a de facto relationship? Do you understand how your assets will be split following your break up? A relationship breakdown is inevitably a stressful and emotional time, and to add even more fuel to the fire, you and...Read More
Tips and Traps For Separating Couples
The end of a de facto or married relationship can be a very distressing time for anyone who has to go through such an event. There are ways that you can make the separation process better for everyone involved, and we have set out some of these strategies below: ...Read More
Who Gets The Super In A Relationship Splits?
When married couples separate, the Family Law Act 1975 sets out their rights and obligations as to financial matters. The legislation tells us the steps involved in dividing property between the separated married couple. The first step in any property settlement is determining the asset pool, so that the assets,...Read More