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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.

  • Online Mediation and Collaboration: How We Create the Perfect Digital Environment for Dispute Resolution

    In addition to the many benefits of mediation and collaboration, many potential clients are discovering that with access to the courts limited, these may be the quickest ways to resolve disputes. Like so many professionals, mediators and collaborative attorneys have spent the last several months learning how best to adapt the work they do to…
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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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  • 4 Reasons It’s Important to Be Flexible in Mediation

    Mediation is almost always required before trial in family law cases in Tennessee. For good reason, while litigation often leaves one winner and one loser, mediation focuses on finding win-win solutions and, with hope, helps preserve relationships and lay the groundwork for future co-parenting efforts. Mediation is also a lot less expensive than trials. It’s…
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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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  • Mediation Helps Children Maintain Better Relationships With Both Parents

    A comparision of outcomes of mediations and going to court was the subject of a 12 year study by Dr. Robert Emery, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Children, Families, and the Law. Here is a link to a summary of his findings: http://emeryondivorce.com/divorce_mediation_study.php. Dr. Emery found that in the group that mediated, the non-primary…
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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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