Family law

Family law information here is for any PSS member (contributor, preserved benefit or pensioner) or person married to a member in the process of divorce or separation.

Family law and super splitting booklet [PDF 3 MB]

 

Request for super information

Super can be split for family law purposes. The first step in this process is to obtain information about the relevant member’s super in PSS; this information is used to calculate the value of a ‘superannuation interest’. This calculation is then used to assist court proceedings or to help prepare a family law agreement.

Is there a fee?

Yes, a fee of $150 covers the cost of administrative work in preparing your superannuation information response.

Your response will be made in accordance with Family Law legislation. You can pay this fee via cheque, money order or credit card (visa, mastercard or bankcard) when you provide your initial information request to PSS.

Please note a response cannot be prepared until PSS receives your payment.

 

How are PSS benefits valued?

Specific factors and methods have been approved by the Attorney General to value PSS benefits for family law purposes. These recognise the unique benefit design of PSS and took effect on 8 March 2004. Refer to Family Law (Superannuation) (Methods and Factors for Valuing Particular Superannuation Interests) Approval 2003