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By Dorit Goikhman
Founding Attorney

What is Early Neutral Evaluation?

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is a process by which both parties to a lawsuit engage an expert who assesses the likely or probable outcomes of their case. Some people may refer to Early Neutral Evaluation as Early Neutral Assessment.

The overarching goal of Early Neutral Evaluation is to provide the parties with realistic expectations and a deeper understanding of what is at stake in the event there is no settlement.

Early Neutral Evaluation serves as an excellent starting point for settlement discussions, which can save you tens of thousands of dollars in litigation costs and attorney’s fees.

By engaging an early neutral, parties can save tons of money, time, and stress. They can avoid enriching their lawyers at the expense of the bigger picture, and instead focus on moving forward.

How Can I Benefit Most from Early Neutral Evaluation?

Once you book an Early Neutral Evaluation session with Off the Record Mediation Services, LLC you will receive intake forms and document requests specifically targeted towards your matter.

Fill these out to the best of your ability and be as comprehensive as possible with your response. This will allow our evaluators to best examine your case.

How Much Does Early Neutral Evaluation Cost?

The better question to ask is this: how much does Early Neutral Evaluation SAVE?

Depending on the value of your case, Early Neutral Evaluation might be one of the best financial decisions you make in your life.

Early Neutral Evaluation can save you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars by helping you (and the other party) understand the likely outcomes in your case, and therefore helping you avoid unnecessary litigation fees.

Your case evaluation will be based on a unique examination of the facts of your case, as well as a deep understanding of the issues at stake and existing law.

To schedule a free early neutral evaluation consultation, click here.

About the Author
Dorit L. Goikhman is a licensed attorney, with years of experience representing clients throughout Central California in business, real estate, and family matters. After witnessing numerous clients spend fortunes and waste years of their lives in litigation, Dorit became interested in mediation and all that it has to offer. Dorit is committed in helping parties work together to obtain a mutually acceptable solution to their disputes at a fair price. Her approach is to keep things simple, confidential, and efficient with the goal of preserving the parties’ assets, reputations, and sanity. If you have any questions regarding this blog, you can contact Dorit here.