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Alternate Dispute Resolutions

Social Early Neutral Evaluations

Social Early Neutral Evaluations (SENE) are similar to mediation in that it is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is voluntary and non-binding.

The SENE is used exclusively to deal with the custody, parenting time (visitation) and child support issues in a case to obtain a solution that focuses on the best interest of the children’s needs. Usually, the SENE will involve both parties, attorneys, and two court-appointed custody evaluators. During the session, each party (and his or her attorney) is given the opportunity to explain what they would like for a custody and parenting time arrangement, and why. Questions from the evaluators are asked and answered. In the event that the evaluation session does not result in an agreement between the parties, the case proceeds to a custody evaluation followed by a trial.

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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.