Articles by Leslie Silva

What You Need to Know About Alimony/Spousal Maintenance?

Often used interchangeably, the terms alimony and spousal maintenance both refer to different types of financial support paid by one spouse to another, during or following a…

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Consumer Alert: Homeowners are getting deceptive letters. Are they legal?

Watch your mailbox.  Irondequoit police warn you could be getting a letter that is not what it appears. On Thursday, we told you the letter looks like it came from the town of…

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Cambridge got a ‘deal’ in legal costs to defend its mascot, expert says

CAMBRIDGE — The cost to take the pro-mascot lawsuit against the state all the way to the Appellate Division was $58,000 for the Cambridge school district. That appears to be…

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Filing for Divorce: An Explanation of the Automatic Court Orders

If you are considering filing for divorce, there are several automatic orders that you need to be aware of. Not only do you need to be aware of them for your own compliance, but…

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Does Title IX Only Cover Sex Discrimination in College Athletics?

Contrary to the popularly held assumption in the title, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to all aspects of education for any educational institution that…

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How to Defend Against Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charges in New York

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should…

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Albany renters abruptly told to move out

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As the housing crisis is growing in the Capital Region, residents at an Albany apartment complex were given notice to vacate the property. Many residents…

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Necessity of No-Fault Divorce

In 2010, New York added the “no-fault” ground for divorce, otherwise known as DRL §170.7. The addition allowed for one spouse to seek a divorce based upon their statement…

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NYS clarifies rules against corporal punishment in schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)— The New York State Board of Regents voted to update regulations when it comes to definitions relating to corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is not…

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A New Federal Pregnancy Law is Now in Effect; What HR Needs to Know

From mass layoffs to emerging technologies, an increasing number of topics are fueling compliance concerns from today’s HR leaders—and, starting this week, they have…

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