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Govan Law Office, P.A.

Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Child Support, Divorce & Family Law

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  • Firm Year: 2007
  • Language: English

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Matthew Govan

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Collaborative Law, Divorce, Adoption, Divorce & Family Law

Attorney Govan moved to Portland Maine in 1999 to attend law school. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University... (more)

Attorney Govan moved to Portland Maine in 1999 to attend law school. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Maine School of Law. He recently received a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern Maine at Portland.

Attorney Govan enrolled in every course that the University of Maine School of Law offered at the time in the areas of family law and children’s advocacy. He and a fellow student created the curriculum for and led a class titled The Child, Family and State. After becoming a member of the Maine Bar in 2005, attorney Govan took cases as a guardian ad litem in child protective matters, and as a parents’ attorney in various family matters. While still focusing mainly on family law, attorney Govan has expanded his law practice to include landlord tenant, probate and wills, and real estate matters that were first arising out of the needs of his clientele.  

Govan Law Office has the strong belief that parents are best suited to determine what works best for the care of their children. In the absence of the collaboration needed to come to an agreed upon order, which meets the needs of their children, and an equitable financial arrangement to move on from divorce, zealous advocacy is of utmost importance in the family law courts. This often requires hearings. Govan Law Office is dedicated to getting the best outcomes for their clients.

Family Law, Divorce, Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Paternity, Post Judgment Modifications and Amendments, Motions to Enforce, Motions for Contempt, Alimony, Spousal Support, Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Grandparent Rights, Grandparent Visitation, Adoption, Guardianships, Guardian Ad Litem, Landlord Tenant, Title Abstracting, Title Research, Real Estate Closings, Deeds, Wills, POAs, Advanced Healthcare Directives

Family Matters- retainer of $2500 to $5000, $190 per hour Uncontested Divorces- Flat Fees of $800 to $2000 Landlord Tenant- Flat Fees of $800 to $1250 Please inquire for all other matters matthew@govanlaw.com
    Govan Law Office, P.A.
    97 India Street
    Portland, ME 04112
    43.6615,-70.2555

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    97 India Street
    Portland, ME 04112

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