I have been in and out of court for close to 4 years with my ex-husband over custody of our 15 year old son. Even though my son wanted to live with his father, I felt it was in my son's best interest to remain with me in a stable, healthy environment. A young teenage boy is easily influenced and doesn't always know what's best for him.
I was well aware of how difficult this case was going to be but with the help of Matthew Govan presenting my case in the most professional manner, highlighting what is best for a child not what a child wants my son will remain with me.
I highly respect Matthew Govan for his intelligence, professionalism and ability to maintain a caring attitude. I felt this was NOT just another case for him.
— D.B., Naples, Maine
Attorney Govan represented me during my divorce in Cumberland County, Maine. He helped negotiate a reasonable outcome between me and my daughter’s mother- I never had to set foot in Maine through the whole process.
— J.G., Fort Hood, Texas
The attorney I used for my original divorce did not look out for my interests and basically caved with no intention of ever seeing it through a hearing if necessary. It was then I learned what an uphill battle it can be to try to modify original orders. It was a battle every inch of the way… but Attorney Govan has a good understanding of what people need to do to get the outcomes they want. It wasn’t about making his job easier for him, it was about enforcing my rights as a parent. His concern continues after all the years.
— M.D., Falmouth, Maine
Mr. Govan took over my divorce and child support case. I was not allowed to be in the States so I needed a lawyer that I could fully trust. I made the best possible choice for myself because my absence did not stop him from working really hard. Most of us have experienced some kind of cold atmosphere with lawyers and their offices but Mr. Govan made me feel like we knew each other for many years, and all this by phone and emails. Very friendly, simple, talking, flexible and of course smart. I am very grateful for his representation and I recommend Mr. Govan to everyone who wants his work done.
— J.B., Rafina, Greece
I contacted attorney Govan after my ex filed a motion to modify the parental rights and responsibilities order in response to the motion I had filed to enforce child support. Attorney Govan advised me as to what the process was and what I might expect as the result of a hearing. I knew what was happening throughout the process and the Judge used our proposed order almost verbatim- The best thing was that at no time did attorney Govan ask me to compromise the best interests of my children.
— M.C., Saco, Maine