About Kahn and Richardson
Florence M. Richardson has practiced law since 1984 and has dedicated herself entirely to the field of matrimonial law since she became admitted to practice. Her areas of practice include divorce, custody, prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, child support, spousal support and equitable distribution.
Ms. Richardson is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (B.A.) and Albany Law School (J.D.). She is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations (Family Law Sections), the Albany and Schenectady County Bar Associations and the Women s Bar Association of the State of New York (Capital District Chapter). Ms. Richardson has lectured on a variety of legal topics to Bar Associations and other organizations and to members of the public.
Ms. Richardson has received an "AV Preeminent" (5.0 out of 5.0) Overall Peer Rating in Family Law and General Practice from Martindale-Hubbell, "a testament to the fact that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence" and that she meets "very high criteria of general ethical standards."
Robert W. Kahn (1927-2012) retired in 2011 after practicing law for nearly 60 years.
Law Firm Philosophy
The attorneys at Kahn and Richardson, who have been family law attorneys for decades, are well aware of the physical, emotional and financial burdens imposed by contested legal proceedings. We have been divorce attorneys and custody attorneys for decades. We know that the costs of litigation can seem daunting. Serious concerns over the uncertainty of one's future can make the legal process emotionally difficult. Matrimonial litigation brings about many emotional, property, custodial, financial and legal changes that are temporarily disruptive, but can be permanently disastrous if not properly managed.
We promise to give our clients our best efforts and to keep them fully informed as to all aspects of their legal proceedings.
Our divorce lawyers endeavor to achieve for our clients the greatest benefits possible. We cannot and do not, however, make any guarantees or predictions to any client as to the results to be obtained.
It is crucial that our clients always be honest with us, with the court and that all court orders be obeyed. A concerted effort between our family law attorneys and our client is essential. Without complete cooperation from our client, his or her rights cannot be fully protected. We welcome questions from our clients and respect their rights to make the decisions that they believe are in their best interests and appropriate for their families.
We encourage our clients to seek the support of friends and family during the difficult times that will arise during the legal proceedings. Our clients can also rely on us to assist them in overcoming the inevitable obstacles and frustrations with which they will be faced.
and custody cases
are resolved by settlement among the spouses and their divorce lawyers or family law attorneys before a trial takes place. This is generally the most beneficial manner by which to finalize such a lawsuit. A settlement is usually accomplished when each spouse decides to accept a compromise, foregoing some personal demands in exchange for the certainty of an agreed resolution and the comfort of achieving finality to legal proceedings. Although it is sometimes impossible, for a variety of reasons, to settle a case without a trial, we do encourage our clients to make such efforts with our guidance. We advise our clients to minimize legal proceedings, thereby reducing the harmful effects on themselves and their families and realizing substantial savings of time, stress and legal expenses. Funds and efforts spent on continuing litigation, in pursuit of vengeance, ego or spite, reap no rewards and are never recouped. Peace of mind and closure for the entire family are worthwhile goals.