Family Court Early Neutral Evaluation-MN

Family Court Early Neutral Evaluation-MN - HENNEPIN COUNTY...

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HENNEPIN COUNTY FAMILY COURT AND FAMILY COURT SERVICES EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a short-term, confidential evaluative process designed to facilitate prompt dispute resolution in Family Court custody and parenting time (visitation) matters. The program offers the evaluative impressions of experienced Family Court Services (FCS) staff to parties engaged in custody and parenting time disputes. Feedback is provided to parties and their attorneys based on case presentations and a limited amount of information gathering. The ENE process is completed within one month. 1. At any point in the legal process, from the initial judicial management conference to a pretrial settlement conference, the judicial officer may refer parties and their attorneys to Family Court Services for an ENE. 2. A male/female ENE team of experienced FCS staff is assigned to the case. 3. Attorneys and parties meet with the ENE team within one week after the assignment. Each attorney or pro se party is asked to present the important issues in the case.
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ECO 103 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '11 term at FH Joanneum.

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