Maine Adoption and Probate
Attorney Matthew Govan is an adopted child himself. With his personal experience comes a different perspective in the area of adoption law. Yes, adoption and guardianship in Maine are matters for the probate court. Often people associate the probate courts with just estate administration.
Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the legacy we will leave our families, how we want our end of life plans to be carried out, and who we want to be in charge of our estates when we are gone. But failing to formulate our wishes in these regards and to express them legally will only lead to confusion and difficulty for the loved ones who will eventually be charged with these responsibilities. At Govan Law we are prepared to help you ask and answer these sometimes uncomfortable but necessary questions so that you can ensure that your legacy is safeguarded and administered according to your wishes. These include such questions as:
- How do I want to be cared for in serious medical emergencies?
- What possessions and properties do I want to leave behind and to whom?
- Who will take care of my children if circumstances dictate that I cannot?
- To whom will I entrust the administration of my estate and finances?
Clear explanation of the law and effective planning for the future
Govan Law is poised to help you understand how probate law affects you and your family. We will help you know what kinds of decisions need to be made and will then translate your deepest wishes and concerns into clear legal directives that will communicate these desires to your loved ones. Such proper planning shows that you care about your family and friends enough to spare them from the confusion that results from a lack of forethought.