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Michael Robert Young

Alimony Attorney at Redlands, CA

3.8   12 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    15%
    Our 13 years of experience and litigating thousands of cases will enable us to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

    25 years

  2. Child custody
    15%
    We are the most aggressive firm in the Inland Empire and will fight for you and yourchild.

    25 years

  3. Child support
    15%
    Our 13 years of experience and litigating thousands of cases will enable us to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

    25 years

  4. Adoption
    10%
    Our office can do Indepent or Step-parent adoptions at a quick and reasonable price. Our familiarity with the Inland Empire process here make us the best choice.

    25 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    10%
    13 years of experience in family law provides thorough and aggressive representation to defend your rights and protect you and your family.

    25 years

  6. Domestic violence
    10%
    These are very serious cases and handled accordingly. We are the most aggressive firm in the Inland Empire and will fight for you.

    25 years

  7. Family
    10%
    13 years of experience in family law provides thorough and aggressive representation to defend your rights and protect you and your family.

    25 years

  8. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    13 years of experience in family law and prenuptial agreements provide thorough and aggressive representation to defend your rights and protect you and your assets.

    25 years

  9. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    13 years of experience in family law provides thorough and quick resolution to your uncontested divroce to defend your rights and protect you and your family.

    25 years

10 years ago, Michael Young left a mid-size prestigious law firm located in the Inland Empire to form his own firm. This has allowed him to better serve his clients by and their interests.  Mr. Young is admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California and all Federal District Courts.

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Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by Kelly | November 17, 2009
Great Attorney, Good Results!
Mr. Young represented me in a family law matter involving child custody out of the San Bernardino Courthouse. Not only did I feel like he cared about my case, but about me too. I would strongly recommend Mr. Young.
Posted by Therese | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A highly skilled, caring and concerned advocate
I have found Mr. Young to be experienced and highly skilled as well as a caring and concerned advocate. My experience with Mr. Young and his staff has been exceptional and I could not be more pleased. I would recommend Mr. Young without hesitation.
Posted by Thomas | September 24, 2014
Made my Divorce Short and Painless Considering
I found Mr. Young's advice helpful and was able to reach an agreement with my ex without much hassle. Mr. Young worked well with my ex's attorney to help avoid extra wasted time and fights. I also found his office keeping me up to date on a regular basis. Mr. Young has a knowledgable and friendly staff. I really appreciate the help I got from Debbie. Do yourself a favor and hire Michael Young for any family law matters.
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Posted by Rosie C. | July 11, 2014
Exceeds Expectations!!!
I have been battling custody since 2011, I started off representing myself then chose the path of obtaining a lawyer to hopefully resolve the issues without having to spend more months in agony waiting for a final order. I went through two lawyers within a year and a half, obtaining no results that would put an end to the stress of court, until I found Mr. Young. He came very highly recommended, at first I was skeptical as to obtaining a new lawyer since I had not seen results in the past. Mr. Young and his staff completely shattered any doubts I had, and got me the results that I needed an extremely timely manner! Mr. Young is extremely knowledgeable in the field of child custody, he is a no-nonsense go-getter who will do what it takes to get the results that one is trying to achieve. His office staff was nothing short of respectful and courteous, especially Allison who was my paralegal was warm and friendly and maybe feel comfortable. Even in my times of unnecessary worry, I was able to call and get the relief from her without being made to feel like I was being a burden This law office is not only the best decision you could make in regards to finding a light at the end of an ugly custody battle tunnel, they are also friendly and make you feel like you matter. Two thumbs up!
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Posted by Grace | April 12, 2013
Awesome!! Agressive Attorney!!
Mr. Young and his staff really helped me out during a tough time in my life. I am a civil legal secretary by trade so i definitely understand how things can take longer in the court system and how things aren't concluded overnight. Mr. Young and staff always had answers to my questions. One time my paralegal couldn't answer my question and she asked if she could call me back (which was fine by me), she figured out the answer and called me back the same day! That was impressive and it made me feel they really care about me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
Great trial lawyer!!
Michael is really well prepared and super aggressive in court. I have a career in law enforcement of over 25 years and have seen a lot of lawyers. He did a fantastic job of cross-examining my lying ex spouse - HE IS BRUTAL. No mercy. He did a great job and I got a great result. I refer all of my friends to him.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2013
HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY YOUNG AND HIS STAFF
Not only would I recommend Mr. Young, I highly recommend his staff as well. They are very knowledgeable and my paralegal answered my questions instead of having me talk to him. At first I thought I always wanted to speak directly to him, but when Debbie answered my questions and allayed my concerns, I realized that she was in fact saving me countless of dollars. I knew that divorce was going to be expensive, and it was. But I always felt that I was in capable hands.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2011
Great lawyer!
My divorce was extremely contentious and messy but thanks to Michael Young?s expertise, I was able to keep my sanity, and most of all full custody of my 2 daughters. My ex sued me for spousal support, which Michael effectively got dismissed. Michael?s office staff is very professional and helpful. Michael really knows how to navigate the courts and the legal system. A big thank you for all your hard work ! A.S. ? Moreno Valley, CA
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2008
Client Review
I had an unprodcutive experience with Mr. Young during my case and had to change lawyers. He is a good marketer of his skills and capabilities, but throughout my case did not exhibit strong advocacy or strategic thinking in areas of basic family law and advocacy. Specifically, we never had a clear game plan to address ny legal issue and seemed to be very reactive in addressing critical issues that impacted my case. To his credit, Mr. Young has a professional and capable support staff to support his clients. Additionally I found more information about the divorce process online through Avvo and 360divorce.com vs. getting direct feedback and proper guidance from Mr. Young. This took alot of effort on my part to do the research, but it was well worth the investment of my time. My research taught me not to settle for less, especially since I have have alot at risk - children, assets, investments, etc. As a result, I changed attorneys and am receiving straight talk, great guidance, and now have someone that advocates on my behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Low quality, high rates
I would give Mr. Young 0 stars if that were an option. Mr. Young was my second attorney on my divorce case because I was seeking a strong custody lawyer and he was suggested to me as a custody attorney. I have nothing positive to say and deeply regret using him. He charged a lot of money for absolutely no benefit, I literally would have gotten the same result if I had represented myself. I say that confidently as I am now three years post divorce and have represented myself at numerous hearings over the years. Ladies dealing with domestic abuse situations in particular do not use this attorney. My ex was abusive. I asked for some basic things in my custody agreement such as doing custody exchanges at a public place. Mr. Young scoffed and asked if that was really necessary stating I would find it to be an inconvenience down the road. Three years later, my ex is still abusive and I am so grateful I insisted on adding this language despite his "advice" not to. I was the primary supporter financially of our family and asked Mr. Young to fight on my behalf to reduce my alimony obligation based on the fact that our marriage did not contribute to my ex's inability to support himself. He said there was nothing he could do about alimony. Three years later, I've had three different attorneys tell me I should have fought the alimony originally and that it's harder to change later. I am currently going back to court to get it reduced. He made no effort on the custody agreement. He simply wrote into the agreement the items I provided to him. I am regularly finding errors which has caused a lot of difficulty in coordinating visitation exchanges. For the amount of money I paid him, and because he's marketed himself as a custody attorney, I would have expected the custody agreement to be air tight. Mr. Young was my second lawyer so my paperwork had already been filed, however, his office insisted on refiling. I found numerous errors they needed to correct. I was charged a lot for them to do something i had never asked and for them to do it incorrectly. Every step of the way, the work Mr. Young and his office provided was incorrect, unhelpful, and cost a ridiculous amount. I can not strongly enough urge people, especially women, to not use Mr. Young's services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2011
Do not trust this man
Young convinced me that he would do whatever it takes to help me legally battle my divorce and custody issues. However, he proved to do just the opposite of what he promised. My mother gave Young a $3000 retainer fee after my initial free consultation During this first meeting with Young, the details of my case were presented to him. He informed me only after I retained his services that he would have to delay the case because he was going on vacation at the time of my next court date. Because of his delay, the mediation report which was in my favor could not be used in court The day I appeared in court, Young greets me in court room than disappears. After two hours of his vanishing act, Young appears in the court room represents me before the judge and ends up making things worse for me in her judgment. I was charged for the two hours Young was absent from court room, charged for his traveling time to court house, and charged for things I was told had no fee. The only thing I wasn’t charged for was the initial consultation, which apparently was a lure to his web of unscrupulous representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2011
Look elsewhere if you want results
I just noticed a review of Mike from three years ago. I could not have written it any differently since nothing has changed since then to present 2010. Mike handled (so to speak) my divorce with horrbile results but lots of money was spent going nowhere fast. Also watch out for billing errors and keep them all because if you ask for a required billing summary, he cannot and will not produce. Getting another lawyer was like night and day. Boy what a difference it makes to invest sometime and find one that really cares and teaches/informs you along the way. So here is the same advice taken from an individual posting here from three years ago.Client Review: I had an unprodcutive experience with Mr. Young during my case and had to change lawyers. He is a good marketer of his skills and capabilities, but throughout my case did not exhibit strong advocacy or strategic thinking in areas of basic family law and advocacy. Specifically, we never had a clear game plan to address ny legal issue and seemed to be very reactive in addressing critical issues that impacted my case. To his credit, Mr. Young has a professional and capable support staff to support his clients. Additionally I found more information about the divorce process online through Avvo and 360divorce.com vs. getting direct feedback and proper guidance from Mr. Young. This took alot of effort on my part to do the research, but it was well worth the investment of my time. My research taught me not to settle for less, especially since I have have alot at risk - children, assets, investments, etc. As a result, I changed attorneys and am receiving straight talk, great guidance, and now have someone that advocates on my behalf.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael R. Young
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Elliot Snyder & Reid
  • 1998 - 2005

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Change of Custody from Mother to Father
  • Confidential
  • Physical Custody to Mother

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Hemet Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Certifcate
  • Recent Developments in Family Law
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2002
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2000
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Publications

  • James Publishing publication
  • FLA
  • 2012
  • James Publishing publication
  • Family Law Overview
  • 2007
  • James Publishing publication
  • California Family Law
  • 2004
  • James Publishing publication
  • Elder Abuse Overview
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Abuse
  • 2010
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Abuse Civil Remedies
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My. Young is very well respected in the community as a leader in his field. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael has extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases and fights for his clients' rights. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.A consumate professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great lawyer and highly effective."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney and a pleasure to work with."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He does great work and serves his clients well in the community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Michael and he does a great job and I would refer him to other clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney and I would recommend him to clients in his area."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and recommend him to other clients on a regular basis."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Young and I worked together on a Family Law matter. He is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of nursing home abuse and family law and will work hard to get the best possible outcome for his clients. I am confident in my endorsement of Mr. Young."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a great family law and nursing home abuse lawyer that stays ahead of the curve on the laws as well as having an in-depth understanding of how family law and nursing home abuse court processes work. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
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Redlands Alimony Lawyer Michael Robert Young
Michael Robert Young
Alimony Attorney
Redlands, CA
Licensed for 23 years