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Collaborative divorce is a method of divorcing that encourages cooperation instead of confrontation. In this way, couples can divorce with dignity and ensure respect, integrity, and kindness in the process.

Why Collaborative Divorce

Understanding Collaborative Divorce

NC Guide to Collaborative Divorce

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys

Mark Springfield

Mark Springfield, J.D.

Mark is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and 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

Kerry Burleigh, J.D.

Kerry is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law who 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.

Advantages of Collaborative Law

I want you to know how much I appreciate your steady hand and guidance throughout this whole matter.
Barry N.
Thank you Mark! You don’t know how much I have appreciated you during this process! I don’t know what I would have done without you on my side!
Lisa T.
Thanks for all your help in making this difficult transition in my life as smooth as possible.
Sam N.
I wanted to take the time to personally thank each of you for marshaling us through the negotiation process. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever gone through and I know it was extremely difficult for Veronica too. I am hoping going through the Collaborative process will give us a better chance at as good of a relationship as possible for the sake of the children.
Harris G.
I continue to feel so thankful to you and the collaborative approach for leading me through this process with as little fall out as possible. Lou and I continue to be on good terms and will be sitting together and “giving our daughter away” together this upcoming Saturday at her wedding due in large part to you and the collaborative process.
Katherine F.
I wholeheartedly thank you both for your guidance during our separation. For a year now, things have been running mostly very smoothly (especially regarding the children), and a big reason for that is that you both helped set the tone for how Jeff & I should behave (respectfully). We know how much our words and actions affect our daughters.
Laura J.
I have always been extremely happy that we went the collaborative divorce route–absolutely no regrets there. I think it’s by far the healthiest way for a couple to divorce when children are involved.
Audrey S.
It was so good to talk with you. I have never forgotten how much you helped me those many years ago. I am glad you are still helping people.
Maureen S.