Meet our attorneys
Mark Springfield, J.D. An attorney for more than 28 years, Mark began focusing his law practice on the collaborative divorce method over a decade ago. As a pioneer in adopting this healthier legal approach to divorce, Mark is among the most experienced collaborative divorce attorneys in the country.
Kerry Burleigh, J.D. With a degree in psychology, Kerry went to law school to become an expert at helping resolve disputes peacefully. Since graduating in the top 10% of her law school class at UNC, Kerry has guided hundreds of individuals through the difficult legal and emotional process of divorce.
Do you offer divorce consultations?
Absolutely. We call them Collaborative Consults. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 919-324-3503, or send us an email using our contact form.
I’m interested in a less hostile divorce, but what if I can’t trust my spouse to be collaborative?
The term “collaborative” refers to the approach that the attorneys take in working with couples going through divorce. The attorneys take a collaborative approach (instead of being adversarial). It’s not necessary that the spouses are collaborative. In fact, it’s often unrealistic to expect spouses going through the pain and grief of the loss of a marriage to be “collaborative”.
How do I get started?
Just schedule a Collaborative Consult with Mark or Kerry. Call us at 919-324-3503 or email us using our contact form.
Does NC have multiple divorce options?
Why haven’t I heard of Collaborative Divorce?
Although Collaborative Divorce has been used successfully for over 20 years and is practiced in over 20 countries throughout the world, it is still not widely known. Springfield Collaborative Divorce is working to raise awareness of this option for divorce.
To learn more, read the The NC Guide to Collaborative Divorce, which provides a clear and detailed overview of the the process. We also recommend the web site of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) because it contains a variety of information and resources about Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce.
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Mark and Kerry are participating members of Separating Together, a collaborative practice group of independent law firms and professionals who are dedicated to helping couples and their families access collaborative family law proceedings in North Carolina. Mark has been president of Separating Together since 2005.