Family law

This family law information is for any member (contributor, deferred or pensioner) or person married to a member who is in the process of divorce or separation.

Request 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 CSS; 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 for members and $165 ($150 plus GST) for non-members 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 CSS. CSS cannot prepare a response until your payment is received. 


How are CSS benefits valued?

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