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How people get divorced makes a difference. Some may accept aggressive tactics as routine. But they only make a difficult situation worse. For example, elevated levels of discord during divorce significantly increase the chances children will come out of divorce with anxiety and depression.

Irwin Kuhn is a family lawyer practicing in Nashville and Williamson County. They approach divorce representation with the idea that vigorous advocacy for their client’s goals does not have to mean making a bad situation worse. Most divorce cases settle before trial. Irwin and Dot will work to help their clients reach a settlement that meets your goals early and efficiently.

  • 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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  • How to Approach Your Spouse About a Collaborative Divorce

    More and more people who come to our office after deciding their marriage has reached its end want to avoid the additional financial and emotional cost of a traditional divorce. There are good options.  If you’ve learned about collaborative divorce and think it might be a good approach for you and your soon-to-be-ex, make sure…
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  • Understanding the Role of the Financial Professional in a Collaborative Divorce

    The process of collaborative divorce helps couples find creative solutions to the problems they face as they divide their assets and make plans for their lives apart from one another. There are many financial challenges that come along with a divorce and each case is different. The couple must navigate taxes, family support, and fairly…
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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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  • 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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  • Opinion on Overnight Visitors with Unmarried Parents

         Many Tennessee courts and attorneys by reflex insert parenting plan provisions prohibiting residential parents from allowing overnight visitation by “paramours” or “members of the opposite sex to whom they are not married”.     The Court of Appeals for the western section of Tennessee recently struck down a local rule in Gibson County requiring…
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