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Early Neutral Evaluation Hennepin County Minnesota

May 14, 2016

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) MNJohnson Mediation serves Hennepin County, Minnesota, and other surrounding areas offering a wide variety of mediation services, focusing specifically on the complex emotional, logistical and legal aspects of divorce cases.  Johnson Mediation is a leading Minnesota divorce & parenting support mediation service and the founder, Jeff Johnson, knows firsthand the emotional difficulty of navigating a divorce and has dedicated his career to supporting and helping others through this difficult time.  Two specific areas of strength and focus stand out: Financial Early Neutral Evaluation and Social Early Neutral Evaluation.

Financial Early Neutral Evaluation

Depending on the specific details of any given divorce case, a court may determine that the presence of financial issues between the divorcing couple requires an Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) of the couple’s financial situation.  One or more unanswered questions in the realm of the couple’s finances can prompt the court to seek an evaluation of the couple’s financial situation.  In such cases, the couple may choose from a list of recommended Early Neutral Evaluators, such as Johnson Mediation, to provide resolution to the court’s questions.

The rationale behind the Early Neutral Evaluation is to provide the divorcing couple with neutral information so that resolution may be reached more easily.  If given information pertaining to the financial questions at hand from a neutral third-party, the reasoning is that the divorcing couple will be better able to reach a resolution to those questions.

Social Early Neutral Evaluation

When child custody and parenting time issues are present between divorcing parents, it may be necessary for a dispute resolution process, known as Social Early Neutral Evaluation, to be ordered.  The Social Early Neutral Evaluation process is characterized by its short-term, confidential nature.  It is designed to evaluate the capacity of the divorcing parties to resolve disputes related to child custody and parenting time (or visitation).

The Social Early Neutral Evaluation process is generally completed within one month.  A male/female team of evaluators from Family Court Services offers evaluations of the outstanding issues between the divorcing parents and they then offer feedback to the divorcing couple and their attorneys.  They present their evaluations via case presentations and employ a limited amount of information-gathering.

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In matters of Financial Early Neutral Evaluation and Social Early Neutral Evaluation, Johnson Mediation can offer deep knowledge of the processes to their clients, which will likely prove indispensable.  If you would like more information about these or other services offered by our team, call (952) 401-7599 to schedule a time for a free consultation.

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