If you separate from your partner, it’s possible you might be entitled to receive a portion of your ex-partner’s superannuation or they could be entitled to yours post separation. Superannuation splitting laws in the Family Law Act of 1975 specify how super is treated in divorce and separation.
Essentially, superannuation is treated as property of the relationship and can be divided between partners by agreement or court order. However, it does differ from other types of property, because it is held in a trust, which means there are rules around when assets can be accessed.
The Superannuation Information Kit provides you with information about this topic and a template to detail all of your superannuation entitlements.