Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mediation in a Nutshell

September 19, 2016

What is mediation and why should you care? Minnesota General Rule of Practice 114.02(a)(7) defines mediation as a “forum in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between parties to promote settlement.” See also Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 303.03(c). A “neutral third party” essentially acts as a referee in a participant-motivated conversation where the parties

What to look forward to at mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods

September 8, 2016

There are other ways of coming to agreements with your ex-spouse outside of court intervention. In Minnesota, parties can choose from a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution options. The most common three are social early neutral evaluations (“SENE”), financial early neutral evaluations (“FENE”), and mediations (facilitative or evaluative). SENE SENEs, or Custody and Parenting

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