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Matthew F. Govan

Matthew F. Govan

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

Practices predominantly family law in the counties of Cumberland, York, Kennebec, Androscoggin, and Southern Oxford.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Child Support: 10%
  4. Child Custody: 10%
  5. Adoption: 10%



Hourly ($190/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Edward A. Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. He works hard, and has a vision of a better future for family law


    Edward Brown Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amy Theresa Robidas

    Mathew is a knowledgeable attorney and string advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Amy Robidas Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Govan Law Office, P.A.

97 India Street
Portland, ME, 04101



MEAuthorized to practice law200508/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Katahdin Counsel AwadState of Maine Judicial Branch2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers In MaineThe Legal Network2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerGovan Law Office, P.A.2007 - Present
Abstractor/AttorneyWarranty Title Company2004 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maine Collaborative Law AllianceChair2015 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
York County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Maine State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Quillen v. CrossMaine Supreme Court- Appeal was successfully dismissed.
Freeman v. Daweaffirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
University of Maine School of LawThe Rights of Parents to Make Medical Decisions for Their Children Based on Religious Preferences2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern MaineSocial WorkMSW2012
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Massachusetts, AmherstOperations ManagementBBA1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Information for ProfessionalsSeparation, Divorce & The Very Young Child2011