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: Pension plans are one of the more sophisticated and difficult areas of the law. At the same time, a pension can be a significant asset or issue in a case. Therefore, understanding pension plans and pension plan experts goes beyond knowing the value the expert has placed upon the interest in the plan. The attorney must be able to evaluate the qualifications of experts, understand the methodologies and concepts used by the experts and how to obtain the relevant information from the experts both during discovery and at depositions and/or trial. This single volume text presents a step by step guide to qualifying pension experts; reviewing and analyzing the various information, methods and standards used by the experts in evaluation a plan for all issues; obtaining through discovery, the complete research and information used by the expert, including the forms and letters needed; locating and retaining the right expert for the case; plus discussions of the most common issues of survivor benefits, double dipping and distribution.