Category Archives: Jean Mahserjian Blog

The Best Divorce Lawyers Near Saratoga Springs: Times Union

The Best Divorce Lawyers Near Saratoga Springs: Times Union

Jean M. Mahserjian, ESQ. is proud to be included in this year’s Times Union Curator’s Pick as one of the best divorce lawyers near Saratoga Springs.  You can read the announcement here. Disclaimer: Hearst’s “Best of” Curators independently research and recommend merchants with a “Curator’s Picks” badge in this listing. There is no newsroom involvement […]

Is Child Support Tax Deductible?

Is Child Support Tax Deductible?

Navigating the intricacies of family law can be overwhelming, particularly when it intersects with tax regulations. One common question that arises during divorce or separation is: “Is child support tax deductible?” Understanding the tax implications of child support is crucial for both the paying and receiving parties, as it can significantly impact their financial planning […]

Equitable Distribution Laws Governing Marital Property in New York

Equitable Distribution Laws Governing Marital Property in New York

In navigating the complexities of divorce proceedings in New York, understanding the state’s equitable distribution laws is paramount. Unlike community property states, New York follows an equitable distribution model, where the division of marital property is not automatically split equally between spouses. Rather, it hinges upon a nuanced assessment of various personal and financial factors. […]

Understanding Community Property Laws in New York

Understanding Community Property Laws in New York

When navigating the intricate landscape of divorce proceedings, comprehending the legal nuances governing property distribution becomes paramount. Across the United States, states adhere to distinct legal frameworks dictating the division of marital assets. One such framework, community property law, ensures an equitable split of assets acquired during marriage. However, New York, often recognized for its […]

Protecting Your Assets with Postnuptial Agreements in New York

Are you among the many married individuals in New York who have amassed significant assets and are now concerned about safeguarding them in the event of a divorce? In New York, being an equitable distribution state means that the court strives to divide marital assets, debts, and properties in an “equitable” way — note that […]

Contempt of Court in New York Divorce Cases

Contempt of Court in New York Divorce Cases

Contempt of court is a legal term encompassing actions that disregard the authority of the court, disrupt its proceedings, or impede its functioning. In the realm of family law, contempt typically falls under civil jurisdiction, where a party fails to comply with a court order. Criminal contempt, on the other hand, involves more overt disruptions […]

Navigating the Complex Terrain of Contested Divorces

Navigating the Complex Terrain of Contested Divorces

Contested divorces present a labyrinth of legal and emotional complexities for couples unable to agree on key issues such as asset division, child custody, and alimony. Unlike uncontested divorces where both parties mutually agree on the terms, contested divorces can involve litigation to resolve disputes, often leading to prolonged legal battles and heightened emotional strain. […]

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Co-Parenting

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Co-Parenting

Divorce, unfortunately, is a common outcome when a relationship reaches its breaking point. How this process is navigated can significantly impact the well-being of the children. One option that stands out for its potential to nurture healthy child development is co-parenting. What Exactly is Co-Parenting? Co-parenting refers to a parenting arrangement where two individuals, no […]

Understanding Marital Property Division in New York Divorces

Understanding Marital Property Division in New York Divorces

Navigating the complexities of divorce, especially regarding property division, can be daunting. In New York, understanding how marital assets are divided is crucial for ensuring a fair and equitable outcome. This page aims to provide comprehensive insights into what a wife is entitled to in a divorce in New York, focusing on property distribution and […]

How Much Does a Prenup Cost

How Much Does a Prenup Cost

A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a prenup, is a legal contract entered into by a couple before they get married. This contract outlines how their assets, debts, and financial affairs will be handled both during the marriage and in the event of a divorce, separation, or death of one of the partners. The […]

Understanding the Basics of New York Child Support

Understanding the Basics of New York Child Support

In the intricate landscape of family law, one crucial aspect that demands careful consideration is child support. In the state of New York, navigating the intricacies of child support regulations can be a daunting task. However, gaining a foundational understanding of the basics can empower individuals to make informed decisions and ensure the well-being of […]

Types of Child Custody Arrangements in New York and How They Work

Types of Child Custody Arrangements in New York and How They Work

Child custody arrangements are a crucial aspect of divorce proceedings, shaping the future of the children involved. In the state of New York, the legal framework for child custody is designed to prioritize the best interests of the child while considering various factors. Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C., provides invaluable insights into the types of […]