With more than fifteen years of experience as an effective trial attorney, I know how a courtroom works. I also know that a courtroom is not the place to decide how to protect what matters most to you in a divorce.
Over twelve years ago, Collaborative Divorce became a North Carolina family law legal statute. As one of the first attorneys in the state to practice this powerful alternative to litigation, I am among the most experienced Collaborative Divorce attorneys in North Carolina.
The results I seek to achieve as an effective divorce law attorney are framed by my commitment to helping clients end their marriages with dignity, not drama, and in my belief that Collaborative Divorce can help realize this goal. I use my knowledge of the law, experience as an expert in collaborative divorce, as well as my passion for insulating children from conflict in connection with divorce, as the basis for my approach to realizing results.
I have chosen to restrict my family law practice to Collaborative Divorce, because I firmly believe that in most cases it is the best way that I can help you protect your interests, reach your goals and achieve what’s important to you.
During our initial consultation, I will listen to fully understand your unique circumstances. I will also outline all of the legal options available to you. If you chose Collaborative Divorce, which is a non-court option, I will provide you with information to help encourage your spouse to work with a family law attorney with extensive experience in Collaborative Divorce.
Even if you and your spouse aren’t on good terms, if safeguarding your children is your shared concern, then Collaborative Divorce is likely an effective way to end the marriage while protecting what matters most.
Collaborative Law – 2005 to present:
Springfield Collaborative Divorce Law Offices
Law Office of Mark A. Springfield
CFP® – 2010 to present:
Certified Financial Planner™
Litigation – 1986 to 2005:
Extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts
Federal Clerkship – 1984-1986:
Honorable Harold L. Murphy
U.S. District Court Judge
Northern District of Georgia
Law School – 1984:
The University of Georgia
JD, cum laude
Georgia Law Review
College – 1981:
Wake Forest University
BA in Economics
BA in French
“Your compassion is one of your gifts, along with your strong intellect. And you are so calming to be near. I am so grateful to you for all you did to help me through the transition. You are a bright light on this planet.”
“I appreciate your team’s approach to divorce, the traditional approach should be outlawed. I have recommended your service to others and will continue to do so. Thank you for sitting with me during this process, both you and my ex-husband’s attorney did great work. I don’t imagine many folks getting divorced feel gratitude towards their spouse’s attorney.”
“I appreciate your ability to stay calm in the midst of emotional turmoil. Best wishes to you in your life and work. I’ll recommend the process and you to others.”
“I’m grateful to you for your continued guidance through this process which has been helpful not just emotionally and legally, but spiritually as well . . .. I want to thank you for your council, for the kindness and wisdom which you brought to me in times of great confusion and frustration and anger. Thank you for reminding me about who I am (or who I’d like to be!) and of my values and of the long term hopes when the short term solutions seemed simpler.”