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.

Albany Child Support Lawyer Discusses Taxes and Child Support

Albany Child Support Lawyer Discusses Taxes and Child Support In Albany, I am often asked as Albany Child Support Lawyer if child support is taxable.  In New York, Child Support is calculated on full income, social security taxes, and income taxes. Income taxes are not deducted before Child Support is calculated. As an experienced Albany Child Support Lawyer I…

Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Calculation of Health Insurance

Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Discusses Calculation of Health Insurance I am often asked as an experienced Saratoga Child Support Lawyer how health insurance is calculated between two parties for their child’s health insurance.  In New York State, health insurance for the children is a part of the Child Support Standards Act. It is not paid…

Albany Child Custody Lawyer Discusses the State's Preference on Joint Custody

Albany Child Custody Lawyer Discusses the State’s Preference on Joint Custody

Albany Child Custody Lawyer Discusses the State’s Preference on Joint Custody I am often asked as a Albany Child Custody Lawyer, what the state prefers when it comes to join custody.  In most situations, the courts do look to create a Joint Custodial situation where it is possible and practical for parents to discuss major…

Albany Child Custody Attorney Discusses Facts About Shared Custody

Albany Child Custody Attorney Discusses Facts About Shared Custody I am often asked as an experienced Albany Child Custody Attorney about some help with child custody arraignments.  If parents are considering shared custody, it is extremely important that those parents have the ability to talk to each other. When parents have shared custody, they need…

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Spousal Maintenance

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses Spousal Maintenance As an experienced Albany Family Law Attorney I am often asked about the process of Spousal Support.  In New York State, there are two types of Spousal Maintenance. There is temporary maintenance, and there is post-divorce maintenance. Temporary maintenance is the spousal support that you receive while in…

Saratoga Child Custody Lawyer Discusses The Importance of Joint and Sole Custody

Saratoga Child Custody Lawyer Discusses The Importance of Joint and Sole Custody A common question I get as a Saratoga Child Custody Lawyer  is what is the difference between joint and sole custody? There are two types of custody that are relevant in every case. There is legal custody, and there is physical custody. Legal…

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Albany Divorce Attorney Discusses the Uncontested Divorce Process

Albany Divorce Attorney Discusses the Uncontested Divorce Process I often get questions from clients as a Albany Divorce Attorney about going through an Uncontested Divorce.  If you and your spouse agree upon all the issues that must be divided in your Divorce, you can obtain an Uncontested Divorce. To obtain an Uncontested Divorce, you must have…

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Saratoga Child Support Attorney Discusses Add-On Expenses

Saratoga Child Support Attorney Discusses Add-On Expenses Question: If a stipulated child support agreement will include pro-rata sharing of unreimbursed children’s medical expenses, is mileage to/from doctor considered an unreimbursed medical expense? Using, for example, federal rates as noted in IRA instructions. the monied spouse says “no”; the custodial parent thinks “yes”. The agreement is…

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses an Order of Protection Infraction

Albany Family Law Attorney Discusses an Order of Protection Infraction I frequently hear from clients as a Albany Family Law Attorney about having an order of protection violated in a family law matter.  If someone violates an Order of Protection against you, you need to immediately call the police. In addition, if you have a…