Established Family Law Firm Serving Saginaw Clients

wooden bridge in central MichiganFamily law issues tend to be some of the most emotionally fraught due to their intimate nature. Attorney John Bovill III understands this and therefore provides a calm and stress-free office environment where his clients can express their frustrations and feel heard. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the legal industry and a proven record of success. Learn more about our practice areas below and contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Divorce & Division of Assets

Choosing divorce is rarely an easy decision to make, but for many couples it is the best path forward to greater happiness. We handle all types of divorce cases, whether amicable or hostile, contested or uncontested, and handled either in mediation or court.


Attorney John Bovill III also helps his divorce clients take stock of their shared assets and determine their individual goals for the division of property. If you and your spouse disagree on the division of assets, he will prepare a strong argument in your favor and use his vast network of resources and strategies to obtain the outcome you desire.

Child Custody & Visitation

Perhaps the most difficult issue in cases of divorce is that of child custody. Many parents prefer to spend as much time with their children as possible, which is why custody cases have the potential to become heated. We’ll help you clarify what makes you the most comfortable and advocate your position in mediation or court. We can also help you devise and propose a visitation schedule to your spouse and their legal representative.

Child & Spousal Support/Alimony

If a divorcing couple’s children are going to spend the majority of time with one parent, the other parent will likely be ordered to pay child support. In cases where one spouse earns no or far less income than the other, the higher earning spouse may be required to make spousal support (also referred to as alimony) payments to the other spouse. We help clients navigate this oftentimes frustrating aspect of divorce no matter their position.

Prenuptial Agreements

Though some people hold a negative view of prenuptial agreements, they are simply a means of financial precaution that has no bearing on the forecast of your marriage. They can be as detailed or vague as you wish and most couples negotiate their terms before signing. We can help you draft a prenuptial agreement, or negotiate one that your soon-to-be spouse has drafted and presented to you. Either way, we’ll ensure you are protected and happy with the outcome.

Powers of Attorney

All married couples should mitigate life’s unexpected trials and tribulations by deciding what should happen in the event of an emergency and getting it in writing. Powers of attorney allow an individual to designate someone else (usually a spouse or other trusted family member) to look after their assets or make medical decisions on their behalf if they become too incapacitated to do so themselves. You can also create multiple powers of attorney and give decision-making authority to different people in different situations. For example, one might create a healthcare power of attorney for their spouse to allow them to dictate their medical care and create a corporate power of attorney for their adult child to manage their business endeavors.

Personal Injury

When you or a loved one becomes injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should not be on the hook for your medical expenses or forced to miss out on expected wages because you had to miss work. We help our clients who have suffered injuries from accidents caused by others file personal injury claims, communicate with insurance adjusters on your behalf, negotiate settlement offers, and go to court if necessary. Together, we will collect the compensation you and your family need to recover physically and financially.

Criminal Defense

If you or one of your family members is facing criminal charges, you owe it to yourselves to retain a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. John Bovill has been practicing law for over 25 years and has helped many families in tough spots make it through to the other side. Whether your case pertains to yourself, your spouse, or child, we will aggressively fight for your rights and work tirelessly to obtain a positive outcome.

Get the Help You Need — Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Whatever your family law issue, Attorney John Bovill III is eager and prepared to provide the high-quality legal counsel you and your family deserve. We have helped families in all manner of situations find the resolutions they seek and move forward together. If you are looking for a successful attorney with compassion, you have come to the right law firm.

Attorney John Bovill III provides trusted and effective representation for family law clients in Saginaw County and beyond. Contact our Saginaw office today at (989) 792-4648 to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate family lawyer.