Al Gore and his wife Tipper announce in email to friends that they have agreed to separate after 40 years of marriage. The couple has announced their separation. Al Gore, the Nobel peace prize winner and former US Vice President, and his wife Tipper, have told friends that the couple are separating after 40 years of marriage. The couple sent a message to friends with the subject line: “Email from Al and Tipper Gore”, with copies obtained by the Associated Press and Politico. The text of the email read: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further. “A spokesperson for the Gores confirmed to AP that the email came from the couple. The pair met at Al Gore’s high school senior prom in 1965, and were married in May 1970 at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. The couple has four grown children. After serving for eight years as Bill Clinton’s vice president, Al Gore was nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 2000. During the party’s national convention in Los Angeles that year, the couple engaged in a famously passionate kiss on stage.
Al Gore and Tipper Gore Separate?
According to the press, Al Gore and his wife Tipper Gore are separating after 40 years of marriage. The former U.S. Vice president and his wife apparently told friends through a text message that they are separating and that the decision was a mutual and supportive one made by both parties.
Should Al and Tipper try Collaborative Law in Ontario?
Recently in Ontario, there has been more of an emphasis placed on Alternate Dispute Resolutions including Mediation and Collaborative law. Collaborate law is relatively new and is often regarded as a less adversarial process. The parties and their respective lawyers and sometimes collaborative professionals make an agreement to keep the matter out of the court system. Collaborative law would allow Al and Tipper to maintain control over decisions regarding various issues in the matter such as property, assets or spousal support without the assistance of a judge or any other person who may normally be in control of the decisions made in the matter. Essentially, collaborative law involves the parties jointly making all of the decisions regarding their matter with the assistance of their respective lawyers.
Collaborative law will be effective for parties that have an amicable relationship and for those who wish to work together to settle their issues. It is successful for parties that wish to resolve the issues jointly, as the emphasis in collaborative law is cooperation, based on common interests and understanding both sides' positions.
Al and Tipper would contract in writing to be a part of this process. The parties would each be represented by their own counsel. If an Agreement cannot be made between them the lawyers assisting the parties in the matter would no longer be able to represent them if the matter were to proceed to Court in the future.
Several lawyers on staff at the Feldstein Family Law Group are trained to assist couples that wish to separate and resolve their disputes through collaborative law. Mr. Feldstein is also a qualified mediator/arbitrator.