Tax & super
Chant West Super 2018 Pension 2018

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Have you been paying attention to your super?

20-Sep-2018

It’s at least 9.5% of our income and one of the biggest assets we’ll ever have. Yet many of us don’t take the time to understand or manage our super. When it comes down to it, your super balance will significantly impact your quality of life throughout retirement. So, why do we ignore it? Read More

The prize that keeps on giving

20-Sep-2018

"When I first heard I’d won I was really surprised. it was a good way to start a Tuesday morning!” recalls Alexandra Ritchie of her reaction to being told she had won the latest VISSF competition. Read More

Family Law

Relationships and Super

The law allows either party to a marriage or de facto relationship (whether same sex or opposite sex) to ask the trustee to provide certain prescribed information regarding the member's superannuation interest in the Fund. This is to give the couple enough information to work out the overall value of the superannuation interest.

The request must be:

  • Made by a party to either a marriage or de facto couple (whether same sex or opposite sex);
  • Made on a prescribed form; and
  • Be accompanied by a declaration that the request is to assist the applicant in relation to Family Court proceedings.

It is not possible for a party to the marriage to make a request outside the context of divorce or separation.

If the request comes from the non-member spouse, the trustee must not:

  • Inform the fund member that the request has been received; or
  • Provide the non-member spouse with the fund member's address.

You should seek legal advice to obtain more information about how family law legislation can affect your superannuation benefit in the event of divorce.

Chant West Super 2018 Pension 2018

My Super News

Have you been paying attention to your super?

20-Sep-2018

It’s at least 9.5% of our income and one of the biggest assets we’ll ever have. Yet many of us don’t take the time to understand or manage our super. When it comes down to it, your super balance will significantly impact your quality of life throughout retirement. So, why do we ignore it? Read More

The prize that keeps on giving

20-Sep-2018

"When I first heard I’d won I was really surprised. it was a good way to start a Tuesday morning!” recalls Alexandra Ritchie of her reaction to being told she had won the latest VISSF competition. Read More

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