Based on the principles of Minnesota's popular and highly successful Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) Program, evaluative mediation is a form of mediation that provides parents and their legal counsel with a confidential, efficient, evaluative process designed to facilitate timely resolution of Family Court custody and parenting time matters. Rather than merely facilitating custody and parenting time negotiations, evaluative mediators, who possess extensive training and practice in custody evaluation, offer custody and parenting time appraisal consistent with Minnesota Statute §518.17 best interest clauses during mediation.

The standard Northwest Mediation & Custody Evaluation
fee schedule applies to evaluative mediations.

Northwest Mediation & Custody Evaluation Services staff are fully trained neutrals
as defined under Minnesota General Rules of Practice Rule 114,
and proud members of the

NWM&CES is a member of the AFCC