Whenever an expert testifies one of the most crucial issues is whether his or her opinion rests upon a permissible basis. Evidence law permits certain types of bases and disallows others. If the expert runs afoul of the rules, the opinion is inadmissible. One permissible basis is the so-called “professional hearsay” predicate. Hearsay reliance presents two issues: First, does the reliance on hearsay render the opinion inadmissible? Second, assuming that the opinion is admissible can the expert inform the fact-finder of the content of the out-of-court statements upon which the witness relied? The matrimonial practitioner confronts these issues at every turn when such experts as business valuators and forensic custody evaluators take the stand.
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