Before you engage in a lengthy custody case, you need to weigh the costs and benefits. Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) can give you an accurate perspective about the potential outcome if your case was to proceed to trial. The SENE begins with parents presenting information about their family to a team of two neutrals (typically one male and one female evaluator). The evaluators listen to the facts presented by the parents and their attorneys, then provide a neutral opinion of what the outcome would most likely be if your case went to trial.
An SENE can provide you and your co-parent with the perspective you both need to create agreements and settlement options that are thoughtful and well considered, not just fueled by emotion.