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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%

Payment

Fees:

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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Amy Theresa Robidas

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

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

  • Shelley P Carter

    I endorse Attorney Govan. Matt is a compassionate advocate who has the skill, knowledge and work ethic it takes to resolve matters with positive results.

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    Shelley Carter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Govan Law Office, P.A.

97 India Street
Portland, ME, 04101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEAuthorized to practice law200506/21/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
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

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

Education
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