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De facto couples in Western Australia will soon be able to split their superannuation upon separation

De facto couples in Western Australia will soon be able to split their superannuation upon separation

Further to our article on 13 October 2017.

The West Australian Government and Federal Government have now agreed to a limited referral of power which would enable de facto parties to split their unvested superannuation entitlements.  This would bring Western Australia into line with the rest of Australia.

It is not yet clear when the relevant laws will pass and be implemented.

See the article of the West at:

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/wa-de-facto-couples-to-split-superannuation-after-break-ups-ng-b88781066z

Adam Somerville-Brown – Senior Associate

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