Saratoga Legal Separation Lawyers

Serving clients in Saratoga, Albany, Warren, Washington, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Green, and Columbia

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    Saratoga Legal Separation Lawyers

    Do you need legal help?

      Saratoga Legal Separation Lawyers

      Serving clients in Saratoga, Albany, Warren, Washington, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Green, and Columbia

      Do you need legal help?

        The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They truly care about their clients and walk you through the process every step of the way. I highly recommend Jean and here team for any legal needs.

        – Joseph B.

        They were so kind and caring throughout the whole experience. Walked with me through everything. They made a difficult and painful time more. I would recommend them to in a heartbeat. Best decision about the divorce I made.

        – Kelli F.

        Was a real advocate for me while going through my divorce. Responded to emails and calls promptly and guided me through the entire process. Fair, responsive and frankly a light during a tough time.

        – Melissa W.

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        Legal Separation Lawyers in Saratoga, NY

        Legal protections affirmed without dissolving your marriage

        Couples who find it impossible to live in the same household but have an interest in maintaining their married status can file for legal separation. The dedicated legal separation lawyers at Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C., draft legal separation agreements that protect our clients’ interests during the period of separation and work as a blueprint for a divorce agreement, should that next step be taken.

        Costs and benefits of New York legal separation

        Couples contemplating divorce should be aware of the advantages of filing for legal separation first. A legal separation:

        • Provides spouses with time apart, to decide whether divorce is appropriate
        • Allows spouses to remain covered under family health plans
        • Provides a remedy to marital discord for people whose religious views reject divorce
        • May permit military spouses to remain married long enough to qualify for benefits under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act
        • May allow spouses to remain married for the 10 years or more necessary to qualify for certain Social Security benefits
        • After a year of separation, allows a spouse to file for New York no-fault divorce

        Of course, there are costs, such as the tax consequences to filing married but separate. At Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C., we believe in taking the time to fully educate our clients on the pros and cons of your legal options. 

        If we’re not getting divorced, why bother with all the legal work?

        It’s crucial to understand the importance of your legal separation agreement. When a couple lives separately, they are faced with the same issues that must be confronted during divorce: child custody, visitation and support, spousal support, and control of and responsibility for assets, including the family residence. These issues must be decided, or the peace of mind you’re seeking through separation will quickly be lost. Additionally, courts tend to favor separation agreements in divorce proceedings. After all, if something has worked for a year or so, why change it? So, if you negotiate your separation agreement half-heartedly, you may find yourself disadvantaged in the divorce decree.Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C. believes in getting things right the first time. We’ll see that your rights are fully protected in the separation agreement, so that if it’s adopted in a subsequent divorce proceeding, you’ll be covered.

        Contact our thorough New York legal separation lawyers

        To speak with our legal separation lawyers and divorce attorneys in Saratoga County, contact Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., P.C. today. You can also schedule an appointment at our Clifton Park office by contacting us online.