Firm Update Regarding COVID-19

As the State of Illinois works toward re-opening while adhering to health and safety protocols, the firm, as well as others in our building, are committed to finding the best ways to serve our clients while keeping everyone safe.  

Starting June 1, 2020, the firm will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. We are available for phone and video consultations, but we acknowledge it's best whenever possible to meet face-to-face with your attorney.

If you need to schedule an appointment with an attorney, please give the office a call.

Walk-in appointments will not be accepted. 

Courthouses are still making decisions on how they can best recommence hearings

and trials. Many counties have made the decision to hold hearings and trials only

through Zoom video meetings. New rules and regulations are continuously being put in place,

so we ask for patience as we decide how we are able to move forward on existing

cases and comply with new court rules. 


Appointments are only being scheduled in our main conference room, as it allows the most space for social distancing. We ask that you wear a mask for your appointment, which can be removed while in the conference room, and wash your hands upon entry or use hand sanitizer. 

Proudly serving Central Illinois including

Sangamon, Christian, Morgan, Logan, Menard, Macon, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties 

 Young Law Partners, P.C. is a caring and knowledgeable law firm. Our goal is to do more than respond to our clients needs, but to anticipate them and be prepared.


At Young Law Partners, we are committed to understanding the goals of our clients and working to reach each one quickly and efficiently. 


Our initial consultation appointments are free, contact us today to be matched with an attorney based on your needs and questions.


At Young Law Partners, we are a general practice firm with experience in a variety of legal matters. If you have an issue requiring legal services, we have a way to help you. Between the attorneys here, we have practiced in almost every type of law.

Our primary practice areas are:

  • Adoption

  • Business Law

  • Civil Contract

  • Disability

  • Elder Law and Medicaid

  • Estate Planning

  • Family Law

  • Guardianship

  • Personal Injury

  • Probate and Small Estate Administration

  • Real Estate and Litigation

  • Social Security

  • Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney


Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

1300 South 8th St, Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 544-8500
Fax. (217) 544-6200

General Inquiries:

Thank you for visiting our website. If you’d like to book an introductory meeting with one of our attorneys, get in touch today.

Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Duane D. Young  

46 years in the private practice of law, mostly in civil law, corporate and business law. Practice includes Wills, Trusts, Estates, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid planning and eligibility, Elder Law issues and related personal needs care.   


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,  BS and Juris Doctor.

Stephen Iden

22 years in practice: Elder Law issues, Medicaid, Probate & Nursing home evictions.  Experience in Family law, Divorces, Grandparents Rights, Guardian ad Litem and Guardianship for adults and minors.  


Indiana University BA,  Northern Illinois University Juris Doctor and a Masters in Library Science.

Cara Pratt-Fleming

10 years of experience in Family, Litigation and Mediation.  A proven track record of success for Child Custody and modifications, Dissolution, Child Support modification, and more. 


Magna Cum Laude undergraduate from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL and Saint Louis School of Law,         St. Louis, Mo.

Also part of our team is a group of outstanding support staff:

Jessica Langdon, Paralegal

Rachel E. Young, Legal Assistant

Ellen Cook, Disability Case Manager

Bob Silverman, Disabilty Case Manager

Laura VanProyen, Accountant

OFFICE: (217) 544-8500

FAX: (217) 544-6200

1300 South 8th Street

Springfield, IL 62703

Located at the Southeast Corner of 8th Street and Vine

Parking Lot located in back of building

Free Parking also available on 8th Street

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