There are two areas which are commonly underestimated in settlement claims: superannuation and family business.
Superannuation is considered part of the pool of money to be split – with the money remaining within the superannuation system. And if one partner has a self-managed super fund, this can complicate matters as the owner of the fund has full discretion on how
the money is invested.
Family businesses which are owned through a family trust can also bring in complications. Whoever remains in charge of the business will have a great deal of discretion over the performance and strategies taken on by the business. And you may never see the profits held in the trust.