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WA de-facto couples to be able to split super on separation

October 25, 2018

Paterson & Dowding welcomes this announcement from the Honourable Attorney-General’s Department. The ability of separated Western Australian de-facto couples to split super is well overdue.

We therefore hope that amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (WA) will indeed be made in 2019 even though we may have a change of government at the next Federal election. The present or next government now needs to resolve this matter quickly to create some certainty for those de-facto couples with pending property settlement claims that require superannuation splits to achieve justice and equity. This is particularly so for those couples who presently have matters listed for trial.   

We watch this space with keen interest …

 

To read the media release from the Attorney General click on this link Super splitting WA

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