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.

Custody of My Nephew

Saratoga Child Custody Attorney Discusses Getting Custody of Your Niece or Nephew

Saratoga Child Custody Attorney Discusses Getting Custody of Your Niece or Nephew I was recently asked as a Saratoga Child Custody Attorney about obtaining custody of someone’s niece or nephew.  It’s very difficult for a non-parent to obtain custody of a child who is not their biological relation. That is because the laws of this state…

Saratoga Child Support Attorney Clarifies A Unique Situation

Saratoga Child Support Attorney Clarifies A Unique Situation

Saratoga Child Support Attorney Clarifies A Unique Situation Question: My half-brother has a child with my girlfriend’s mother.  Would this be considered incest in New York State? Download Our Free Divorce Guide Answer: As an experienced Saratoga Child Support Attorney, I know the answer is no because you are not related by blood. Do you…

Paying College Expenses

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Being Required to Pay College Expenses

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Being Required to Pay College Expenses I am often asked as a Albany Family Law Attorney by clients if a court can require someone to pay college expenses.  A court is empowered to direct parents to contribute to the college expenses of the child. I like to advise clients as…

False CPS Reports

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses False CPS Reports

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses False CPS Reports I am often asked as an Albany Family Law Attorney if you can bring up a false CPS report in court.  You can bring it up in court, however, it’s important for you to understand that once a Child Protective Services Report is unfounded, you cannot subpoena those records and…

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Filing for Custody

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Filing for Custody

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Filing for Custody Question: I am filing custody for my daughter. Her father has her. He doesn’t want me to have her because I am recently married, and I think he just wants his green card. Download Our Free Divorce Guide Answer: I am asked as an experienced Saratoga Family Law…

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Child Support Being Used for a Lawyer

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Child Support Being Used for a Lawyer

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Child Support Being Used for a Lawyer Question: Can my ex-wife use child support money to pay for her lawyer to argue against my petition for custody?  Obviously, this money is fungible but at some point my children’s standard of living will be lowered due to lawyer bills.   If she can’t,…

Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Paying Support While the Child is Living with You

Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Paying Support While the Child is Living with You

Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Paying Support While the Child is Living with You Question: I have a case in family court where I’ve been given temporary custody due to a TOP as of late December. Our daughter has no intentions of going back to my ex due to physical abuse, but I know it’s…

Saratoga Family Law Attorneys

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Receiving Spousal Support Without a Divorce Agreement

Saratoga Family Law Attorney Discusses Receiving Spousal Support Without a Divorce Agreement Many times as an experienced Saratoga Family Law Attorney, I am asked if it is possible to receive spousal support without a divorce or separation agreement.  An option for an individual who does not want to, or is not ready to go through…