Divorce without Drama

Collaborative Divorce Experts

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.

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.


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.


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!


Thanks for the information and your kind words. While I knew this day was coming it is still met with a great deal of trepidation. I have however begun to adjust to my new lifestyle and more importantly so have my children.

I want to thank you for your patience, compassion and letting me speak my mind, you went way beyond your call of duty, and I will always be grateful for that.

If I need legal services in the future, you’ll be my first choice.


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.


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.

Chris L.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Springfield Collaborative Divorce

Raleigh, NC

4601 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 3B
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919-324-3503