Prompt Family Law Superannuation Valuation Service


High quality, prompt and cost efficient family law superannuation interest valuations

 

Who we are

We have been providing family law superannuation valuations using our specialist software since 2003. We efficiently provide valuations for 'normal' funds as well as funds with approvals for special methods/factors such as the ones listed below.

Please note that we have a new website here.

 

Why brief us - how we are different

  1. Technology.
    • We have invested in superior technology to provide much better value than our competitors whilst providing very high quality.
    • Essentially we can devote almost all our time to the accuracy of the report itself, almost no time is needed for the calculation, word processing, delivery, accounting and administration.
    • This is a huge cost saving for us that we can pass on to you.
    • See the transparent comparison of the main providers below.
  2. All reports have full commentary - not an extra charge.
  3. We will contact the Trustee if in our experience something seems odd about their information.
  4. We always send you a non-disclosable draft report before committing to an official one.
  5. You can track processing and ETA, and download both draft and final reports, from within your own account web page.
  6. Our reports have an easy to read executive-summary section supported by extremely detailed workings-out that:
    • Can easily be checked (i.e. nothing is hidden).
    • Make your client feel they are getting good value for their money.
    • Look very convincing to the other stakeholders which leads to less conflict and expense and affidavits (because the figures are internally proven v. a bare result which needs the author to promise that the figures are correct).
    • The reports are instructive and easy to follow - for example many reports even cross-reference to the exact page number of the current reprint of relevant legislation.
  7. We provide a predictable uniform service in terms of work-flow, report formats, correspondence, turnaround, price, invoicing etc.
 
  1. We have been involved in valuations from the very early days of the superannuation legislation, and have detected and instigated amendments for various errors in the legislation. Therefore we have experience as well as a vigilant attention to detail.
  2. We provide reliably quick turnaround and flexible payment options (see below).
  3. Our technical advantages combined with years of litigation experience enable us to provide a high quality report for less cost than competitors.
  4. Trevor Lewis is an experienced private-sector litigation lawyer, so you will find it easy to talk to him at your level.
  5. We optionally provide an express posted spiral-bound color-printed hardcopy as well as the standard speedy pdf version.
  6. For completeness, the hardcopy appends all source documents, and the pdf version appends scanned copies of all source documents.
  7. We provide telephone numbers for Qld, Nsw, Vic - to save on the cost of any call to us.
  8. The reports include a web-link for checking whether a report has been withdrawn. This has never been required in practice, but gives a mechanism for withdrawing a report if ever needed.
  9. You can use us to benchmark your existing supplier's performance.

Example Valuation Reports

The following sample reports show the format and high level of attention and detail that we provide.


Valuation Prices

Solicitors need to contact us for a quote or we can provide a link that can be used to self-serve costs.

 

Specially-approved funds that we handle in addition to normal ones.

Name Sector
Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) (Cwlth) Commonwealth Public Sector
Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) (Cwlth) Commonwealth Public Sector
Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme (Cwlth) Commonwealth Public Sector
Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (Cwlth) Commonwealth Public Sector
UniSuper Other
Defence Force Productivity Benefit Scheme Commonwealth Public Sector
Benefits provided under the Superannuation Benefits Act 1977 (Vic) Victorian Public Sector
Ford Employees Superannuation Fund Other/Private/Ford
Ford Management Retirement Plan Other/Private/Ford
Gold State Super Scheme (WA) Western Australian Public Sector
Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme (Cwlth) Commonwealth Public Sector
State Superannuation Act 1988 [New Scheme] (Vic) Victorian Public Sector
Superannuation scheme established by the State Superannuation Act 1988 (Vic) - revised scheme members Victorian Public Sector
Victorian Racing Industry Super. Fund Other/Private
Victorian State Employees Retirement Benefits Scheme Victorian Public Sector
Victorian Transport Superannuation Fund (Vic) Victorian Public Sector
 

Payment options

To make life as easy as possible for you and your clients we offer a wide range of payment options, and a substantial discount for paying 'up-front' by MC Visa or direct deposit.

We don't impose a surcharge for credit card payments.

  • MasterCard and Visa.
  • Electronic bank deposit.
  • Check.
  • Other credit cards.
  • PayPal.

Clients/Direct Briefing

Although most of our clients are attorneys we do also accept direct briefs from the public.

 

Availability and Turnaround

  • Turnaround is within one week of final instructions, or if needed, faster by arrangement.
  • All other things being equal, we process valuations in order of payment.
  • We are ready to accept your instructions now.
 

Briefing procedure

  1. Complete the standard Form 6 (or equivalent for special funds - see links below) and submit it to the relevant fund. Specify the relevant date(s) carefully. Contacts and links to forms (eg the Commonwealth's SmartForm) for common funds are provided below.

  2. We recommend that you obtain a benefit (pay-out) estimate at the same time.

  3. When you receive the Trustee's response, fax or email it and your instructions to us. You are also welcome to telephone. Contact details:

    Tel. Brisbane: (07) 31 247 147
    Tel. Sydney: (02) 89 167 407
    Tel. Melbourne: (03) 83 999 407

    National Fax: (07) 3102 9272
    Eml: See Contacts Page
    Web: www.lawtech.com.au
    Lawtech (Aust) Pty Ltd
    PO Box 2250
    New Farm Qld 4005
    ABN 76 070 802 121
  4. We will check your instructions for completeness and email you confirmation plus a tax invoice. If you have asked for a quote, or the fee differs from the prices shown or previously advised then we will await your instructions to proceed, otherwise we will proceed automatically.

  5. We will calculate the valuation and prepare a draft report.

  6. We will email you when the draft report is ready to download from your account area.

  7. Automatically after a specified time, or upon your instructions, we will then produce the final signed report and make it available for download. It will append all the source documents as part of the report.

  8. If you opted for a bound color printed spiral-bound hard copy then we will send that to you by Express Post.

 

Forms and resources for common funds

Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) (Cwlth)

Website: http://www.css.gov.au/

Email: members@css.gov.au
Tel: 1300 000 277
Fax: (02) 6272 9612

CSS
GPO Box 2252
Canberra City ACT 2601
 
Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) (Cwlth)

Website: www.pss.gov.au

Email: members@pss.gov.au
Tel: 1300 000 377
Fax: (02) 6272 9613

PSS
GPO Box 2252
Canberra City ACT 2601
 
Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme (Cwlth)

Website: http://www.militarysuper.gov.au/

Email: members@enq.militarysuper.gov.au
Tel: 1300 006 727
Fax: (02) 6272 9617

Military Super
GPO Box 2252
Canberra ACT 2601
 
Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (Cwlth)

Website: www.dfrdb.gov.au

Email: members@enq.dfrdb.gov.au
Tel: 1300 001 677
Fax: (02) 6272 9616

DFRDB
GPO Box 2252
Canberra City ACT 2601
 
UniSuper

Website: http://www.unisuper.com.au/

Email:
Tel: 1800 331 685
Fax: (03) 9910 6141

UniSuper
Level 35, 385 Bourke Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3000
 

Other useful links

 

We wrote the family law superannuation valuation software used (for example) by the Federal Magistrates Court at Melbourne. Our technical advantages combined with hands-on litigation experience enable us to provide valuations with impeccably high standards.