• Our Mission

    For over three decades, the law firm of Carter DeYoung has a reputation based upon our proven track record of high quality, personalized, and result-driven legal work. Whether you are an individual or a business, we strive to understand each client’s unique needs and we offer affordable service and prompt attention, along with expertise from the entire legal team ensuing distinct advice and practical solutions.

Carter DeYoung Attorneys at Law

Law Experts Since 1983

Carter DeYoung, Attorneys at Law, was established in 1983 by Attorneys Russell N. Wilkins and Steven S. DeYoung. Still in the same Hyannis, Massachusetts location today, our Cape Cod general practice law firm has expanded to six attorneys offering expertise in a wide variety of legal matters. They include divorce and mediation, family law/domestic relations, elder law, civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning, trust litigation and administration as well as immigration and bankruptcy. Clients generally start with us for one particular legal issue, such as buying their first home but end up establishing a long-term, trusted relationship with our expert legal team to address the various legalities life can bring.

Family Law Attorney

The disruption of a family unit when one party decides to end a marriage by divorce is not limited to the emotional trauma that often occurs. Most often, serious financial difficulties arise as well. Each family law attorney at Carter DeYoung is prepared to assist through the hardship that arises during divorce proceedings, and obtain a fair result from the Court in dealing with these tough financial matters. Whether it be child support or custody, alimony (spousal support) or extreme family issues involving disputes, restraining orders and domestic abuse, the lawyers at Carter DeYoung have decades of service before the local Cape Cod Family Court and vast experience in obtaining fair Court orders for the support of children under the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines.

Criminal Defense Attorney

A Criminal Defense Attorney deal with matters that involve any type of crime, whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor and ranges from OUI/DUI and drug-related offenses to assault, theft, breaking and entering, rape and murder.

Civil Litigation Attorney

A Civil Litigation Attorney specializes in Civil litigation lawsuits, such as those arising out of a car accident, slip and fall, breach of contract or a real estate dispute are referred to as ‘tort law’ where the injured party can seek monetary damages for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and additional costs incurred as a result of the other party’s failure to fulfill certain promises. Personal injury lawsuits are a type of civil suit brought when one private party is responsible for the harm of another.

Estate Planning Attorney

The high number of retirees and elders in the Cape and Islands region requires the need for legal guidance dealing with complex situations and laws governing a range of matters. Although there are several and each situation is unique, legal assistance may include Medicare and Medicaid applications, planning and distribution of assets, long term care insurance or legal help regarding assisted living or nursing home decisions. Together or mutually exclusively, wills, trusts, estate planning and administration or trust litigation disputes also play a role where an experienced Estate Planning Attorney is a necessity.

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