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Firm Update Regarding COVID-19

Our firm is committed to finding the best ways to serve our clients while making the health and safety of all who come into our building a priority.  



The attorneys and staff have resumed regular working hours in the office, and are available

for phone or video consultations if your situation requires it.

Please keep in mind that courthouses and counties have all handled the pandemic

protocols differently. This may have caused a delay in your case or for hearings

to be held via telephone conference or Zoom video meetings. We ask for patience

as we navigate changing rules and regulations in moving cases forward

Health and Safety Protocols:

Most appointments are being scheduled in our main conference room,

as it allows the most space for social distancing.


We ask all that enter our office building to wear a mask in the main lobby and areas of the building as well as to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entry. 


Masks may be removed when in your designated meeting area and when agreed

upon by all parties. Please respect any requests to keep your mask on

by either staff or other visitors to the building.

About Us

  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.

Proudly serving Central Illinois, including Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Menard, Montgomery and Morgan Counties.

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At Young Law Partners, we are a general practice firm with experience in a variety of legal matters. The attorneys' combined experience covers almost every type of civil law.

Our primary practice areas are:

  • Adoption

  • Business Law

  • Civil Contract

  • DCFS Appeals

  • Disability

  • Elder Law and Medicaid

  • Estate Planning

  • Family Law

  • Guardianship

  • Juvenile Abuse and Neglect

  • Personal Injury

  • Probate and Small Estate Administration

  • Real Estate and Litigation

  • Social Security

  • Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

At this time the firm does not accept criminal defense cases.

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Meet The Team

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Duane D. Young

46 years in the private practice of law. Practice focus on civil law and estate planning including:

-Corporate and Business Law

-Estate Planning

-Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

-Probate Estate Administration

-Small Estate Administration

-Medicaid Planning and Application

-Real Estate Transactions and Contracts

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

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Stephen Iden

22 years in the practice of law with a focus on Guardianships (Minors and Disabled Adults), Social Security Applications and Appeals, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate and Family Law.

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


Michelle Coady Carter
(of counsel)

20 years of experience in civil litigation and mediation. A proven track record of success before Illinois state agencies including DCFS and Illinois Commerce Commission. Practice focuses on civil litigation including:

- DCFS appeals
- Adoptions
- Foster Parent Rights
- Juvenile Abuse and Neglect
-Estate Planning
- Administrative Hearings
-Employment and Labor Law
-Civil Appeals 

University of Missouri School of Law - Columbia

Home: Contact


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

Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

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

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