Cheryl L. Young advises clients, especially high net-worth professionals, in complex legal issues involving custody agreements, relocations, divorces, property distribution, support and adoption. 

Many business owners, executives, start-up owners or those in managerial positions can encounter particularly tricky questions when it comes to the dissolution of their marriage or establishment of custody arrangements, whether parties are negotiating financial arrangements involving income from multiple sources or disputing location and relocation plans. No matter the situation, Cheryl provides experienced guidance, with the ability to consider all perspectives and provide a balanced opinion about the client’s best options for resolution.

She strives to resolve conflicts fairly and efficiently, often using arbitration and mediation, but is willing to litigate when necessary. Cheryl successfully litigated a landmark family law case involving the equitable distribution of frozen embryos following a couple’s divorce, leading to the client being awarded the embryos, which were successfully implanted. She is a staunch advocate for her clients who negotiates aggressively to get the best possible outcome.

A Fellow of the Pennsylvania Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, Cheryl is known within the family law bar for a practical, straightforward approach, as well as her integrity in dealings with opposing counsel, the courts and other individuals.

Honors & Awards


Ranked in Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide, Pennsylvania – Family/Matrimonial, 2023- 2024

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2024

Listed in Pennsylvania Best Lawyers for Family Law, 2023

Named a top 100 Attorney in Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004 – Present

Named a top 50 Female Attorney in Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2006 – Present

Named the Philadelphia Best Lawyers “Family Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2009

Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of Pennsylvania’s top attorneys in Family Law (2004 – Present) as a result of a statewide survey of lawyers

Named to The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2005, 2006, 2010 –Present

Named one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s Ten Leaders in Divorce Law by the Ten Leaders

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Memberships & Community

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Directors

Pennsylvania Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Unit County Governor
Past President, Family Law Section
Member, House of Delegates
Chair, Membership Committee
Past Chair, Outreach to Children Committee

Montgomery Bar Association
Past President, 2004
Past Chair, Family Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Desmond J. McTighe Inn of Court

Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, Treasurer,  2006 – Present

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Secretary

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Past Board Member

Victims Services Center of Montgomery County, Past President

Ambler Area YMCA Past Board Member

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