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Alternate Dispute Resolutions

Financial Early Neutral Evaluations

Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENE) includes property valuation, the calculation of non-marital interests, division of assets, division of debts, and sometimes spousal maintenance.

At this initial meeting, the evaluator will ask a series of questions to better understand the financial issues at hand. Also at this meeting, the evaluator will also determine if any other information is necessary to reach a decision. The primary purpose of a FENE is to offer parties with an early neutral evaluation of financial issues with the hope that they will be able to reach an early settlement to reduce the chance that the parties’ financial resources will have to be spent dealing with costly litigation. FENE sessions are generally handled by one neutral evaluator, either a lawyer or a CPA, who has a substantial understanding of financial issues involved in divorce and family law matters. The entire process must be completed within 60 days. Within that period, the evaluators will contact the court regarding whether a partial or full settlement was reached by the parties.

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Seymour Family Law
Lakeville Town Office I
10585-165th Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044

Phone 952-255-8735
Fax 952-255-8739

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Located in Minnesota’s South Metro, Seymour Family Law is a law firm serving residents of Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Farmington, Rosemount, Hastings, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Savage, Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul, New Prague, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Chaska, Edina, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and throughout Dakota County, Scott County, Goodhue County, Rice County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and Carver County.