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Superannuation splitting and family law

Superannuation has, in the 20 years since the introduction of compulsory superannuation contributions, grown to be a significant part of the Australian financial system.

Assets held by superannuation funds now make up approximately 24% of all assets held by Australian financial institutions with only the banking industry holding more assets.
There are certain circumstances when splitting superannuation is essential and family lawyers need to understand the benefits and process.

This paper was originally prepared for the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia’s 2016 Intensive Series.

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