Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., is a New York family law and divorce attorney in Albany, Saratoga, and the surrounding areas. For more than 20 years, Jean has maintained her capital region law firm, located on Route 9 in Clifton Park, New York. The practice encompasses all areas of family and matrimonial law, an online uncontested divorce service and various areas of estate planning.

Requesting a New Law Guardian to Be Assigned

Saratoga Family Lawyer Discusses Wanting a New Law Guardian

Saratoga Family Lawyer Discusses Wanting a New Law Guardian I am often asked as a Saratoga Family Lawyer, if you can request a new law guardian to be assigned.  It’s very difficult to have a law guardian, or an attorney for the children as they’re now called, removed from a family court or matrimonial case.…

Saratoga Divorce Lawyer

Saratoga Divorce Attorney Discusses Your Spouse Getting Access To Your Bank Account

Saratoga Divorce Attorney Discusses Your Spouse Getting Access To Your Bank Account I’m often asked as an Saratoga Divorce Attorney, if a parent or sibling can add our client’s name to their bank account and whether or not the spouse of our client can then access those funds or make a claim to those funds in…

Grandparent’s Rights

Saratoga Family Law Lawyer Discusses Grandparent’s Rights

Saratoga Family Law Lawyer Discusses Grandparent’s Rights I am often asked as a Saratoga Family Law Lawyer if grandparent’s have any rights if their grandchildren are being withheld.  A grandparent may petition to a court to ensure that they have visitation with their grandchild. The legislature reasoned that the grandchild/child relationship is a significant one…

Obtaining a New York Divorce

Saratoga Divorce Attorney Discusses Being Divorced In NY State If You Just Moved Here

Saratoga Divorce Attorney Discusses Being Divorced In NY State If You Just Moved Here I often speak to clients as a Saratoga Divorce Attorney about getting divorced in NY state if you just moved here.  New York courts will recognize an out-of-state marriage in granting a judgment of divorce. However, there are residency requirements.  I…

Standard Custodial Schedule for a Non-Custodial Parent

Saratoga Child Custody Attorney Discusses Standard Custodial Schedules

Saratoga Child Custody Attorney Discusses Standard Custodial Schedules People often ask me as a Saratoga Child Custody Attorney what the standard schedule is for a non-custodial parent. It is important for everyone to understand that family and matrimonial law is not one size fits all. While there are several schedules that have been glamorized for a…

Is My Settlement Joint Marital Property

Albany Divorce Lawyer Explains if Winning a Settlement is Joint Marital Property?

Albany Divorce Lawyer Explains if Winning a Settlement is Joint Marital Property? I have often been asked as a Albany Divorce Lawyer if winning personal injury settlement money is considered joint marital property. In New York, a personal injury settlement is considered separate property, which means it is not marital and is not subject to…

Saratoga Family Law Attorney

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Limiting College Expenses

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Limiting College Expenses I often speak to clients as a Saratoga Family Law Attorney during divorce proceeding in regards to limiting a child’s college expense costs.  When parents are negotiating their settlement agreement, they  discuss their financial obligations to their children. This will include college expenses. Whether that child is young…

Not Paying Support or Maintenance

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Your Ex Not Paying Support or Maintenance

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Your Ex Not Paying Support or Maintenance One question that I often get as a Saratoga Family Law Attorney quite often is, “What happens if my spouse is not paying child support and/or spousal maintenance under the current agreement?” My answer is always to come and see us. We can definitely help…

Saratoga Divorce Attorney

Albany Spousal Support Attorney Discusses the Types of Spousal Maintenance

Albany Spousal Support Attorney Discusses the Types of Spousal Maintenance As an Albany Spousal Support Attorney, I often speak to clients about the different types of spousal maintenance.  Spousal maintenance is in a state of flux in the State of New York. Currently, we have two statutes. One statute is formal and it applies to temporary…

Albany Divorce Attorney Discusses Protecting Your Retirement Account

Albany Divorce Attorney Discusses Protecting Your Retirement Account

Albany Divorce Attorney Discusses Protecting Your Retirement Account I am often asked as a Albany Divorce Attorney how to protect your retirement account from your spouse in a divorce situation.  To the extent that you have acquired a retirement account prior to getting married, those funds are your separate property. As a Albany Divorce Attorney…