Evaluation & Investigation Services

iStock_000015274873XSmallEvaluation and inves­ti­ga­tion ser­vices involve the con­flict pro­fes­sional review­ing dif­fer­ent data and mak­ing a writ­ten or oral analy­sis and rec­om­men­da­tion to one or more par­ties to a conflict.

One exam­ple is a sit­u­a­tion where the par­ties had a divorce doc­u­ment that stated that their mar­i­tal home was to be sold when a spe­cific event was to occur and out­lined how the pro­ceeds were to be split between them.  However, the lan­guage was open to two or more inter­pre­ta­tions.  The par­ties and their attor­neys decided to hire a neu­tral third party to review the lan­guage and, based on her expe­ri­ence, give a writ­ten opin­ion of how a court would rule if they were to file suit.  This helped them reach a nego­ti­ated settlement.

In a more involved sit­u­a­tion, such as a claim of sex­ual harass­ment in a work sit­u­a­tion, the neu­tral pro­fes­sional would inter­view a num­ber of wit­nesses as well as the com­plain­ing employee and the employee(s) against whom the com­plaints were made, and pro­vide the employer with a writ­ten eval­u­a­tion and analy­sis of what out­come they might expect if the mat­ter were to pro­ceed to court.  Again, this would help the par­ties nego­ti­ate a set­tle­ment with­out the added time and expense of court litigation.

PO Box 50814, Eugene, OR 97405  Tel: 541−343−9052