Pagel Law Office                                                                        320-963-3218
A General Practice Law Firm Focused on Family Law and Mediation Services
Mediation & ENE

Rhonda L. Pagel

An Experienced Family Law Mediator and Evaluator


What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process used to help people reach agreement. In this process, a neutral, trained mediator works with the parties to discuss all of the issues related to their family conflict, to explore possible options for settlement, and to identify solutions that best meet the needs of each person involved.

What is ENE?

ENE stands for Early Neutral Evaluation.  It is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is similar to mediation but is evaluative in style.  Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) is conducted with a team of two evaluators, one male and one female, and addresses custody and parenting time issues.  Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE) is conducted with just one evaluator and deals with asset and debt division, child support, and spousal maintenance.

About Rhonda

Rhonda L. Pagel has been a Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice since 2010.  She is passionate about helping parties reach an agreement that works for them and their family.  Rhonda has been on Wright County's SENE & FENE Roster since 2011 and is on the Wright County Early Neutral Evaluation Steering Committee.  Rhonda is also on the Sherburne County SENE & FENE Roster.


Family Mediation Training, Chris Leick, Fall 2009
SENE & FENE Training, MN Judicial Branch, May 2011
Advanced Early Neutral Evaluation Training, Family Law Collaborative Resources, February 2016

Pagel Law Office
71 Birch Avenue South
PO Box 549
Maple Lake, MN 55358
Fax: 1-877-742-9040




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