Welcome to Carter DeYoung, Hyannis MA

Cape Cod General Practice Lawyers

Meet Our Legal Team

All Encompassing Legal Solutions Since 1983

“We at CarterDeYoung recognize that the outbreak of COVID-19 has severely impacted everyone. The uncertainty of what lies ahead for all, while unfortunate, can be a positive as we reaffirm the importance of our family and friends. To all our clients and future clients, we want to assure you of our continuing commitment to your legal representation. We remain open for business and will make every effort to accommodate your needs by telephone. At present, the actual schedule of when non-emergency matters will be heard by the various courts is uncertain. Any matter requiring immediate court intervention can still be scheduled. Please be assured that we remain available to you in these troubling times.
Due to Governor Bakers’ directive, CarterDeYoung will be unable to have in-person contact with clients and our office will be closed until at least 4/6/2020. Clients are encouraged to call the office and leave a voicemail message and/or email each attorney. For Jeremy Carter, please email to jmc@carterdeyoung.com,  Steven DeYoung email to ssd@carterdeyoung.com, Seth Roman @ sgr@carterdeyoung.com , Ashton Pouliiot @  agp@carterdeyoung.com and Patrick Daubert @ pdaubert@carterdeyoung.com. We thank you for your continued patronage and look forward to the end of this unfortunate emergency.”
~The attorneys and staff at Carter DeYoung.


Carter DeYoung, Attorneys at Law, was established 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 eight 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.

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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 legal service and prompt attention, along with expertise from the entire legal team ensuing distinct advice and affordable, practical solutions.


Mediation instead of Divorce

Personal Injury from Car Accident

Attorney Carter Saved my Business

Personal Injury Attorney

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

Divorce and 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.

Wills, Trusts & 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.

Where to file a complaint for divorce:

Often times when someone is contemplating divorce, the question of where to file a complaint comes up.  In some cases the answer is easy, at other times the answer is based on a number of factors very specific to each situation.  Under the Uniform Child Jurisdiction Act, once a child has been domiciled in Massachusetts Read more

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