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You can complete a superannuation information form and submit it to his superannuation fund and they are required to provide you with a statement setting out his current entitlements. They may charge a fee for this, which you will have to pay.
In relation to property settlement you can seek a superannuation splitting order, which has the effect of transferring some of your Husband's superannuation entitlements to a superannuation account in your name. It remains superannuation so you will have to satisfy the legal requirements before you can cash it in.
The court adopts a four step process to determine how to divide up matrimonial property upon separation.
Step One: Determine the assets and liabilities and their values.
This includes superannuation
Step Two: Determine the contributions both financial and non-financial made by each party to the assets.
Usually in a long marriage, with all other things being equal the contributions of a breadwinner are balanced against the non-financial contributions of a homemaker.
Step Three: Consider each parties future needs.
This includes income earning capacity, health and age.
Step Four: Effect a just and equitable distribution of property.
This involves considering whether one party gets more cash then the other and whether there is a superannuation splittting order.
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