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Irwin Kuhn is an experienced divorce and family lawyer practicing in Nashville and Williamson County. He focuses on helping clients articulate and advance their interests during times of family transition such as divorce. Although he is a seasoned litigator, he tries whenever possible to help his clients without resorting to time-consuming, expensive, and emotionally draining court battles. Irwin is well versed at resolving disputes through mediation, collaboration, and other forms of negotiated settlement. He handles divorce and post-divorce matters involving child supportalimony, and modification of support. He also assists with prenuptial agreements.  Irwin works on cases involving relocating parents. Irwin is an experienced family law mediator. Irwin was among the first, and is one of the most extensively trained collaborative family lawyers in middle Tennessee and is Co-chair of the American Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee.


Irwin Kuhn is specially trained and certified as a mediator under Rule 31 of the Tennessee Supreme Court for general civil cases and for family law disputes. Mediation is a very effective process in which people or companies with disputes attempt to resolve their differences without going to court. Mediation often helps keep down the cost of litigation by resolving differences early, without the expense of preparing and trying cases in court. Perhaps most important, mediation reduces the uncertainty of trial and allows parties to reach their own decisions. When he works as a mediator, Irwin Kuhn does not act as an attorney for a party in the case. While his experience as an attorney helps parties evaluate their cases, he is a neutral who does not give legal advice. His role is to assist the parties in their effort to arrive a mutually acceptable resolution of their dispute.

  • Four Reasons to Consider Signing a Prenup

    People don’t buy insurance policies because they hope to get sick but because they know bad things can happen and want effective ways to deal with adversity. Many people dismiss prenuptial agreements, commonly referred to as “prenups,” as “too unromantic” or “only for the rich and famous,” but they’re actually practical tools for planning for…
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  • How a Child Specialist Can Be Helpful in Your Divorce

    When couples who have children seek a divorce, often their greatest concern is how the process will impact their children. It is widely accepted that divorce is stressful for children and can cause long-term emotional damage, especially when it isn’t dealt with properly. It is absolutely essential that parents help their children feel safe, secure,…
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  • 5 Benefits of Choosing Collaborative Law to Resolve Divorce

    When a marriage ends, anger and hurt is a natural response. No matter who’s to blame or what factors contributed to the divorce, it’s normal to lash out—but this is one situation where you should take a deep breath, take a step back from the situation, and think about what really matters to you. For…
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  • Understanding the Difference Between Conservatorships and Guardianships

    Tennessee law strives to provide for vulnerable individuals through conservatorships and guardianships. In a conservatorship or guardianship agreement, the court takes away some of the individual’s rights and awards them to a capable conservator or guardian. Depending on the individual’s age and needs, the court may award control of finances, healthcare decisions, living arrangements, and…
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  • Irwin Kuhn CLE for Lawyers on Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

    Irwin Kuhn, along with Michael Sontag, a partner in the Nashville office of Bass Berry & Sims, presented a continuing legal education program on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for the Nashville Bar Association on Valentines Day 2019. The title of the CLE was Prenuptials and Postnuptials, They’re Like a Box of Chocolates; You Never Know…
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  • The Cost of Divorce

    A very wealthy Dallas couple decided on the collaborative approach to divorce after they spent $7.4 million in litigation. The litigation attorney called it a marathon case. The collaborative attorney suggested it should have been a 5K. Here is the story from D Magazine September 2012.
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  • Collaborative Divorce: A Case Study

    DVKB Family Lawyer Irwin Kuhn and Nashville attorney Marlene Moses wrote this article outlining the steps of a hypothetical collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce problem solving settlement approach to divorce. The article was originally published in the Nashville Bar Journal. Download Article
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  • Family Business and Divorce

    Kevin Fuller, a top Texas divorce lawyer, discusses why collaborative divorce makes sense for people trying to preserve family businesses. Among the reasons: Negotiations are conducted in a private arena. Legal fees are used more efficiently. Settlement discussions can be scheduled to fit business needs rather than the court’s calendar. The collaborative process is less…
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  • Frist Collaborative Divorce: Irwin Kuhn’s Tennessean Comment

    Irwin Kuhn recently authored an article in the Nashville Tennessean concerning the divorce of former Senator Bill Frist and his wife Karyn. The Frist chose the collaborative divorce approach. Irwin Kuhn is a collaborative divorce lawyer in Nashville and commented on that choice. Frists Work to Make Divorce Less Painful  Sep 18, 2012 Nashville Tennessean Irwin J. Kuhn Former…
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  • Nashville Bar Journal Article on Collaborative Divorce

    (Originally published by The Nashville Bar Journal, December 2011-January 2012) The stage for a workable post marriage relationship between two people whose lives will always connected through children or family or friends is not set well by a divorce complaint dramatically setting out the gory details of one party’s “inappropriate marital conduct” followed by interrogatories…
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