Mark Springfield

8.2Mark A. Springfield

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, and as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, 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.


  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • 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
  • Law School – 1984:
  • The University of Georgia
    • JD, cum laude
  • Georgia Law Review
  • College – 1981:
    • Wake Forest University
    • BA in Economics
    • BA in French

NC Divorce Guide

The North Carolina Guide to Collaborative Divorce Proceedings, published by Springfield Collaborative Divorce, explains and illuminates the divorce laws in North Carolina that govern Collaborative Law Proceedings.

The Guide is intended to aid in understanding this legal alternative to court proceedings. It offers guidance as to when this alternative makes sense for couples in North Carolina who desire a method of divorcing that encourages cooperation instead of confrontation, and creates an environment in which couples can divorce with dignity and display respect, integrity, and kindness toward each other.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done to help me! I will always be thankful for your kindness and support of me. The way you understood my fears was very comforting and I will always remember that! You helped me more than you will ever know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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I am sure it is not always easy to assist couples going thru a divorce, but it was a pleasure working with the both of you. I think it was especially helpful when you tried to ease tension by trying to rephrase what one party was trying to communicate, in a way and tone, that made it easier for the other party to understand without getting defensive and/or offended. Very helpful. Thanks for all your help, support, and empathy.
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I really appreciate all your help and support during this very difficult and trying time. It was a pleasure working with you and will definitely recommend your process to others I know getting a divorce. You have been wonderful to work with and very knowledgeable. Thanks for your help!
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Having heard/lived through/supported friends & family through so many horror stories, it meant a lot to me to find someone with the collaborative philosophy, and to work with someone who wasn’t interested in stirring up drama where it wasn’t already showing itself.
Chris L.
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We really appreciate the approach you both took in working with us last year and are happy to say we have remained friends and amicable through this process and believe that as a result our two daughters continue to take things in stride and are flourishing in school and their social lives.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Springfield Collaborative Divorce

4601 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 3B
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-324-3503