4 Myths You Will Hear About Prenups (That Aren’t True)

When you’re preparing for your wedding day, one of the things you’re probably least inclined to talk about with your fiancé(e) is how assets will be divided if the marriage ends in divorce. Your hesitation is understandable; after all, such a discussion is not exactly romantic. But it can add a reassuring level of transparency to your relationship and protect both of you in the event that something does Read More

What happens to your partner when you die?

LIVING TOGETHER AS A COUPLE AND WHAT THAT MEANS WHEN YOU DIE More United States adults are cohabiting with a partner than in years past. The Pew Research Center reports that as marriage rates have fallen, the number of adults in cohabiting relationships has continued to climb, reaching about 18 million in 2016. You may be sharing an apartment or a house and co-mingling your other personal property. Which works Read More

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. Read More

Collaborative Divorce: A Case Study

Irwin Kuhn and former colleague, 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 Read More

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 disruptive for the business’ staff.Results are Read More

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 Sen. Read More

Conservatorships for Elderly or Mentally Challenged Individuals

In this era of scattered families, the people who are mentally marginalized due to age, substance abuse or mental disabilities are often left in a vulnerable position to be taken advantage of by third parties of unscrupulous family members. It is common for a young family member to be living with a grandparent to be taking money from the elder, using their credit card or having a parade of their friends in the house Read More

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 requiring each side to commit to Read More

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 residential parent was more likely to spend more time Read More

Collaborative Family Law: Minimizing the Negative Affect of Divorce on Children

 Irwin Kuhn practices collaborative divorce and family law in Nashville to help minimize the negative effect of divorce on children. This article in the Wall Street Journal, The Child-Focused Divorce, notes that the intensity of a divorce can not only affect grades and behavior when children are young but also their relationships when they get Read More