Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) are two different types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which are used to help resolve difficult issues between two parties. Both of these tools are used to resolve disputes, disagreements or conflict without having to go through the full litigation process. The professional staff at Johnson Mediation can assist with either alternative dispute resolution method, depending on what is best for your unique situation.
Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a dispute resolution process employed by a qualified divorce mediator to help resolve issues between divorcing partners. The issues most often considered in the early neutral evaluation process relate to financial matters (financial early neutral evaluation) and/or social matters (social early neutral evaluation). Johnson Mediation is a leading provider of early neutral evaluation process in Minnesota.
Johnson Mediation’s strong reputation for excellence in the area of divorce mediation services is due in part to our expertise in providing early neutral evaluation services.
Divorce is difficult for all involved – and when there are children involved this difficulty is compounded. Often, when custody issues cannot be resolved easily, a judge may decide to refer the case for what is called a Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) process that is a confidential and relatively quick way to resolve the custody dispute. This process uses two professionals, generally one man and one woman. One of the professionals is a lawyer and the other a child specialist. Johnson Mediation offers comprehensive divorce mediation services and can complete a Social Early Neutral Evaluation when requested by the court system.