The repeated failure of the Cornfelds to honor their word and play “fair,” and the unbelievable way that they are able to get away with murder again and again is despicable. As shown in the following court transcript, Alex Cornfeld had verbally agreed to pay for my health insurance for the duration of one year following the signed agreement, however, to my dismay and disgruntlement, I found that only two months after signing the document, my account had been terminated. This left me in a very precarious position due to the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act, since no broker would even discuss an individual policy with me until later in the year, right before the October/November sign-up period (another reason the ACA care act was rotten!)
I found myself with thousands of dollars of out of pocket expenses, so in 2017 I filed in court to recover my losses in court. At this time, although I had the docket number of the prior court proceedings which were strangely held in Superior Court, I was told my the court clerks that the proper jurisdiction for my case would be in family court, and that in fact I COULD NOT file in Superior Court.
Only a few weeks later, I received a copy of an “Order for Emergency Relief,” claiming that “of course the children’s health expenses had been paid.” Now John Kornfeld Esq and Associates KNEW VERY WELL that I was petitioning for MY OWN medical expenses, and in fact, the order for relief was filled with a multitude of outright lies on the part of Kornfeld and Associates, including that my own personal psychiatric witness had diagnosed me with “Axis 1 Delusional Disorder,” and that the fact that I had filed my petition in Family Court was evidence of an attempt at my part at “judge shopping.” On the contrary, it was the Cornfelds who have judge shopped, time and time again, and gotten away with it.
The actual diagnoses of my personal witnesses were major depressive disorder 296.32 and post traumatic stress disorder 309.81. The Diagnosis of my second witness, a well respected forensic professional, was Personality Disorder NOS (which stands for “not otherwise specified.) For those in the know who have a mental health background, this diagnosis is not a disorder at all, but is a generic term used when the problems of the individual do not fit into a particular category. Since I no longer have anything to lose, I have decided to publish screen shots of the letters written by both my long term psychotherapist who diagnosed me with depression, and my forensic psychologist, who diagnosed me with the generic “personality disorder.”
Kornfeld Esq also claimed that my witness had not been blocked, however, I have in my possession a motion filed by Kornfeld to block my personal witness based on one sentence in the letter to my counsel which stated that “interestingly, [MCMI-III] test results do not reveal that [the respondent] is suffering from a psychosis of any sort.” Kornfeld Esq claimed that the fact that my witness has used the term “interestingly” indicated that he was uncertain of his diagnosis, and the motion was then signed by Judge Thomas of Brooklyn Superior Court. While it is a technicality that my witness was not officially blocked because we never went to trial, essentially, this signed motion would have prevented him from testifying in a trial, therefore his claims are a willful misrepresentation of facts.
In addtion, some of his claims in his request for “emergency relief” amount to complete fabrications, including the statement that I had “moved repeatedly” during my time in Brooklyn. In fact, I lived at only two addresses in Brooklyn, one of which was in Park Slope, and the other in Bay Ridge. The only reason that I moved from Bay Ridge is that after losing my support I could no longer afford to live there! He also claimed that I had not been taking advantage of “extra visitation time” offered to me by Cornfeld. In fact, I had not been getting all of the 8 hours that I was entitled to each month, and had to email repeatedly to get supervised phone calls which were often pushed back and rescheduled. Setting up an appointment to visit my children often requires weeks of repeated emails and requests before times are set up. I am not able to call my children for their birthday or holidays, and I did not get a phone call for mother’s day in 2016 or 2017. This to me, speaks VOLUMES about the callousness and lack of regard on the part of the Cornfelds.
I filed a complaint with the Attorney Grievance Committee of Manhattan regarding what I felt were false and misleading statements on the part of Kornfeld Esq, however I finally received a letter in late 2017 stating that there was insufficient evidence that Kornfeld utilized unethical and illegal prosecutorial methods in a family court matter. While we did not go to trial, it was my assumption that a legal professional should be bound to tell the truth an accurately represent facts even in pre-trial proceedings.
I have begun to realize that trying to recover the damages which are my rightful due is an exercise in futility, and that my time and resources would be better spent on myself, paying down over $15,000.00 in debt that I incurred to to the lack of health insurance when I needed some run of the mill outpatient diagnostic procedures (a colonoscopy for some digestive issues and a gynecological procedure that was supposed to be covered by my insurance, which was supposed to be paid for by Cornfeld, who likes to brag that he is worth over ten million.) The callousness, selfishness, and lack of concern for my welfare exhibited by Cornfeld was not a surprise to me… it was a quality which has been present during the duration of the time that I spent with him.