Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) is a voluntary, confidential process. It is designed to help families reach resolution of custody and parenting time matters.
The process usually begins shortly after the initial filing of the court action in a marriage dissolution.
The SENE process begins with two-person teams who come together to examine the issues and offer their evaluative impressions of the dispute. They then work with the parties to resolve their differences. SENE may also involve the gathering of limited collateral data, the use of other experts, or interviews with the children, if the facts of the case call for such techniques. In Hennepin County, the vast majority of SENE cases are referred to the Hennepin County Department.
At Bloomgren Hanson Legal, Amanda Bloomgren is a trained Social Early Neutral Evaluator.