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Jean M. Mahserjian

Divorce and separation Attorney at Clifton Park, NY

4.2   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jean

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For more than two decades, I have provided representation for clients with family and matrimonial matters. My clients come from every walk and include stay at home parents, educators, service professionals, medical professionals, business owners, and corporate CEO's. They include young parents, spouses in long term marriages, domestic partners, and more. I handle their cases through a variety of platforms, including mediation, negotiation and litigation.

My practice includes all family and matrimonial law issues: the division of assets, child support, spousal maintenance, child custody and parenting time, relocation, modification petitions, interstate support, interstate custody, qualified domestic relations orders, and prenuptial agreements.

My office is committed to empowering clients to pursue what they view as the best remedies for their personal circumstances. My clients come in with questions regarding their rights and obligations, the costs and benefits of different courses of action, and their chances of prevailing in their legal disputes. I firmly believe that by providing knowledge to my clients regarding all of these issues, they will remain engaged and in charge, and enabled to directe the strategies that my office can employ to deliver the relief they seek.

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Jean M. Mahserjian
1741 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY, 12065-2439

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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2016
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Very informative and dependable. Highly recommended
Posted by Nancy | March 16, 2016
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highly recommended attorney
She was amazingly helpful and empathetic and compassionate to my situation. I had an attorney prior to her who didn't do a darn thing for me for well over a year, but Jean got right on my case and kept it moving along. Her staff is so very helpful as well. I highly recommend Jean.
Posted by Trevor | February 12, 2016
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Great People
Jean represented me during my divorce proceedings for a little over a year until an agreement was made. We were able to come to an agreement and settle out of court and mostly stay out of the court house. I felt represented very well and have the utmost confidence in Jean's legal prowess. Jean and her law office were always very easy to contact, I had no trouble getting ahold of someone if I had questions or updates for them. Jean and all her staff were very friendly and welcoming. I had as great an experience as one could have while going through the divorce process. Jean is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone needing representation during divorce or custody battles.
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Posted by Shane | December 12, 2014
Excellent service
Very impressed with the professionalism of this firm. Constant timely contact with all matters. Made me feel like a priority. Great legal advice.
Posted by Scott | March 20, 2013
Highly recommended
Jean Mahserjian’s office was recommended to me by several acquaintances that all had direct positive experiences. I found their office to meet and exceed all of the expectations I had. If you are going to see an attorney it is not always for the most pleasant reasons. Jean was great in explaining all that I needed to know and more importantly listening to my concerns and adapting the general direction and demeanor of her techniques to fit my concerns. Jean and her staff’s wealth of knowledge and experience were critical in helping me to come to a positive resolution in a timely manner for the matter I was involved in. I would highly recommend Jean Mahserjian.
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Posted by Jamie | February 21, 2013
Words cannot describe how helpful and caring this law firm is. I was represented a few years ago in a divorce, and they did an ABSOLUTELY amazing job with a very tough situation. I needed some help with filing for custody of my daughter about 6 months ago and reached out to them and sat with Jean and she guided me through what my options were. The best part was she listened and was the most concerned about my daughter and what was right for her. She set me up with one of her attorney's there that was more familiar with the county I had to file in and after meeting with her (Jennifer) we sat and drew up the paperwork and filed. Throughout this stressful time the entire staff there was so helpful every step of the way and would respond so quickly with advice if needed. In late November I was awarded custody, now that was priceless. You guys are the best and what you have helped me with is priceless to my family and I. Thank you Jean, Jennifer, Alexis and Lindsey.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2013
Difficult Process Made Easy
I met with Jean for an initial consult prior to my divorce, and she was honest and supportive, which I really needed! I wound up mediating my divorce, but used Jean to file the paperwork. She and her staff were very helpful and supportive; my phone calls and emails were all returned promptly. Her staff is very friendly! I would definitely recommend Jean to any of my friends!
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Posted by Jesse | June 9, 2012
Highly Recommended!!!!
I am so glad I decided to use Jean. M. Mahserjian for my divorce/separation/custody case. Extremely good communication, timeline was accurate, and was practically hassle free. The hardest part was finding a notory in my state! Thank you so much!!!
Posted by Bobbie-Jo | June 4, 2012
Excellent Service
I used the office of Jean M. Mahserjian for my divorce procedure. Everyone I was in contact with was friendly, professional, and treated me with respect. The turn-around time on any of my inquiries was very fast. They answered all of my questions and made sure I was well taken care of. Going through a divorce is a very difficult process, but they made every effort to keep me informed on timelines along the way, what to expect, and, in my opinion went above the "norm". I filed for divorce the week of Christmas, and they had a rough draft of the divorce in my hands within days. They even provided me guidance with how to change my name. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did to make a horrible time in my life as easy as possible on me and my daughter. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Veronica | May 9, 2012
Satisfied Client
Great customer service. I was kept informed, everything was completed timely and professionally, and every deadline was met. Follow up was excellent, and all my calls returned promptly. excellent experience with this attorneys office.
Posted by Jason | May 9, 2012
Excellent service
Excellent service provided. I talked to a real person anytime I called. My e-mails were answered promptly. I was kept up to date on the status of my case. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of the services provided.
Posted by Steve | April 26, 2012
Jean Mahserjian
I was only allowed to choose 3 attributes for Jean's "Top Attributes" on the LinkedIn website which is a pity because she has so many more. I have been through several Custody, Support Modification and Child Support disputes with Jean and she is excellent. She represents what YOU want yet gives her honest opinion on positions. She is personable, a good listener but can be very tough when she needs to be on your behalf. Jean's support staff is outstanding, reliable and trustworthy. They all do their homework which leads to great and fair results. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Kenneth Green | February 24, 2012
A trusted Advisor
I have known Jean Mahserjian for more than 20 years. She has provided excellent service to me in handling back tax matters. She is tenatious, meticulous in all details and extremly efficient so that my legal costs were "spot on" reasonable. I also enjoyed working with Jean on the Clifton Park, NY Industrial Development Agecy. Jean served as their coporate council and provided valuable legal advice to me and the clients that I presented to this fine agency. I would recommend Jean for any legal work that one would want.
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Posted by John | February 17, 2012
Child Custody Issues
I met Jean when my ex-wife launched a viscous and untrue attack against me in her attempt to manipulate the courts to take away all of my parental rights. Jean not only countered this attack but obtained a much more fair and equitable custody situation that is shared now. She was ready at every step of the way and ahead of the very dirty lawyer that my ex-wife hired. She didn't need to stoop to the low levels that this lawyer tried to sink to. Her integrity and professionalism showed at every step in the process. I would give her the very highest recommendation that I can give for anyone who has a situation that is highly stressful and combative. She brought the playing field back to a level and fair situation for me.
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Posted by Evon | February 16, 2012
I went to there office for divorce and the process was so easy! Everybody was really friendly and helpful kept me updated and we finished everything in a timely manner i DOnt have anything bad to say they finished everything For me and i really appreciate their help!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2012
Divorce Attorney
“Jean is thorough divorce attorney that I found to be very knowledgable and helpful for me during my divorce. She and her staff made the process as smooth as possible and were always available for questions. I'd highly recommend the online process that Jean offers.” August 20, 2008
Posted by Andrew | February 14, 2012
Highly recommend
I would recommend Ms. Mahserjian to anyone needing an intelligent, attentive and savvy attorney. Legal issues are complex, especially child support and custody issues. She prepares well, and keeps your interests as the priority.
Posted by Melissa | February 14, 2012
Outstanding Lawyer
Jean is an outstanding attorney. When I needed her services, she came through going above and beyond my expectations. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to her as I have complete confidence that she would do for them equally as well as she did for me!
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2012
Would recommend to all!
Great group to work with. They are knowledgeable, efficient and respectful. Have recommended them to several friends and family and they have all been happy as well. Keep up the good work!
Posted by Bruce | February 14, 2012
Divorce Lawyer
I have sent about 5 friends to Jean for advice and all have retained her. Jean handled my divorce, which had some particularly difficult financial issues to iron out. There were three things that I really liked about the service: 1) Jean's ability to explain the process and strategy took a lot of stress out of the event 2) Her deep local experience gives her client an edge in understanding what to expect from the various people, organizations and agencies they will encounter during the process. 3) I was very pleased with Jean's attempts to keep the legal expenses down
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  • Hourly Rates $ 125-365 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jean M. Mahserjian, Esq., PC
  • 1991 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Degraff Foy Holt-Harris Kunz & Devine LLP Attorneys
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Senior Law Clerk, Hon. Howard Levine
  • Supreme Court Third Department, Appellate Division
  • 1985 - 1987


  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1985
  • Allegheny College
  • BA, With Honors
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • P___ v. S____
  • Obtained a significant level of long term spousal maintenance for client
  • P___ v. P___
  • Successfully prevented the Wife from barring the Husband from their home and the divorce was resolved with an equal and fair division of assets
  • B___ v. C___
  • Obtained greater custodial rights for father
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Italian American Bar Association group
  • President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • David J. Brewer Award to Outstanding First Year Student
  • Albany Law School
  • 1983


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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Options
  • Attending Law School
  • 2012
  • ALS and IABA Career Panel
  • Empoyment Options for Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Obtaining Financial Relief in a DV Case
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (2)
Endorse Jean
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer. I admire her knowledge and dedication as a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jean is very knowledgeable and generously gives of herself to her clients. Very well-prepared, she is a formidable adversary while also being reasonable in her approach."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mahserjian is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mahserjian is an insightful and intelligent family law practitioner. Her knowledge of the law is demonstrated every day on the Q&A forums here on AVVO. I recommend her without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jean is an outstanding attorney. She is very smart, experienced, and is relentless in protecting the rights of her clients. She is a credit to the profession."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jean has a wealth of knowledge and represents her clients and their interests at an extremely high level with compassion and intelligence."
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Marriage and prenuptials