Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Court Report
Richard Blassberg

Family Court and Supreme Court-Matrimonial Part


Judges Must Reconcile The Inequities Inherent In The Monied Litigant v. The Pro Se Litigant
Westchester County Family Court, White Plains Support Magistrate Rosa Cabanillas-Thompson Presiding

Wednesday June 13th Marc Warnock, and Suzanne Stephans, formerly Mrs. Suzanne Warnock, both of Irvington, appeared in Westchester County Family Court, White Plains, with regard to an Order To Show Cause filed by Mr. Warnock’s attorney, Clifford George Kleinbaum of White Plains. The purpose of the filing was to initiate compliance by Stephans with regard to child support payments she must now make to Mr. Warnock for their three children, ages 6,7, and 11, who are no longer in her “residential, joint legal and physical custody,” as of May 1, 2007.

The children who had resided with Stephans, their mother, for some five years, following Mr. Warnock’s departure from the marital household, and subsequent divorce, attend school in Irvington. Their residential, and joint legal and physical custody was taken from their mother, and given to their father who has remarried, as “sole legal and physical custody”, following a recent 13-day trial before State Supreme Court Justice William Giacomo. Giacomo who had initially stated from the bench, “These are great kids. They are doing great in school. They are healthy, and someone is obviously doing something right with these kids,” apparently had no problem, however, tearing them away from that “someone,” their mother, to accommodate the questionable
agenda of appointed Law Guardian Theresa Malach.

That mother, Suzanne Stephans, charged, “Malach did not have the best interest of the children, or their relationship with their father, and mother in mind when she wrongfully charged their mother with parental alienation.”

She added, “This has devastated our children.” According to Stephans the law guardian came to court with, and left with, her former husband, held private meetings with him outside the courtroom during their trial, and acted
as though she was Mr. Warnock’s private attorney, treating Stephans as the “enemy,” rather than maintaining neutrality between the opposing parents while working in the interest of the children.

Stephans, who appeared pro se, (representing herself) no longer having funds to retain an attorney, came out of last Wednesday’s court session concerned because the child support formula to which she will be held, for at
least two months before the next scheduled hearing, is outdated and inaccurate as pertains to her actual income. It was obvious to this reporter that Mr. Warnock’s high-powered attorney was behaving aggressively, almost belligerently, toward the mother of his client’s children, scarcely allowing her the opportunity to respond to his allegations. At one point when Ms. Stephans, who is employed full-time, attempted to inform the Court of the fact that she actually presently earns approximately $40,000, and not the $60,000, including bonuses, that she had once earned more than a year ago, Mr. Kleinbaum told the Court, “Perhaps she’s under-employed.”

Magistrate Cabanillas-Thompson acknowledged the financial hardship to Stephans that she was about to set in motion, but expressed her powerlessness to rectify so recent an order imposed by Supreme Court Judge William Giacomo, declaring, “I don’t have the jurisdiction or the authority to alter it.”

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Violations of 18 USC 1961 to 1968 are alive and well in Hon. Bruce E. Tolbert's courtroom (actually it's the State of New York's courtroom and Tolbert just works there)...oh, what a tangled web Tolbert, Ronald S. Bravero (Defendant's counsel), Anne Gilleece (Law Guardian), and John F. Tsui (Defendant) are weaving.

Anonymous said...

Tsui caught in multiple perjuries at recent matrimonial financial deposition; apparently wants 4 kids to go hungry. Transcipt coming soon!

Anonymous said...

John F. Tsui nailed in MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME; Westchester Matrimonial Court to rule!

Anonymous said...

After reading some of what has taken place between Mr. Marc Warnock and Suzanne Stephans it is appalling to say the least. If Mr. Warnock is now re-married and is in love with his wife and loves his children, why pursue unhappiness. I use to live in Irvington and met the couple when they were married and the only thing I can say is this, Marc and Suzanne, do you remember what the Pastor said to both of you when you got married, always stay intimate. What that meant was, communication. If the two of you would have stayed in communication, none of this would have happen. Marc you were never able to truthful to Suzanne about a lot of things. I truly believe that you do not love your current wife and she does not love you, or else why wouldn't she encourage you to stop being so hateful. Remember the women your married to is the same person who encouraged you leave your wife and three children. Just remember children grow up and you and Suzanne will get old one day. Lets hope by then the two of you aren't still in court.

Anonymous said...

As a parent it is truly appauling to see what kind of hatred Mr. Warnock has for Ms. Stephans the beautiful mother of thier three beautiful children. Mr. Warnock you and your new wife should move on. You are clearly not happy. I pray for Ms. Stephans and her children.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who knows anything about this case knows that the whole thing was fixed. Warnock paid big bucks to get custody of their children and the judge should be ashamed of himself. what kind of system does this ?????

Anonymous said...

Question: Who is John F. Tsui
Answer: The patehtic wretch that will try to wiggle out of his lies at upcoming custody trial. Do you really want to have YOUR good business name associated with this man?

Anonymous said...

John F. Tsui: HAMMERED in his perjurious cross examination at conclusion of custody trial; Supreme Court, during a break in proceedings, held bench conference to discuss notifying DA. Ex expected to win sole custody; children rejoice! Do you really want to ever, ever have YOUR good business name associated with this man?

Anonymous said...

Come on Justice Giacomo, admit your mistake and give the Warnock children back to the one person who truly loves and cares for them. The disenfranchisement your decision has cast upon Ms. Stephans is quite troubling to say the least. She has been through enough, moreover the children have, oh yes, did you know that the second Mrs. Warnock has also seen the light and has ended their marraige? Remember a snake is a snake sir.

Anonymous said...

Marc Warnock, 40, of Irvington, was pulled over for driving 49 mph in a 30 mph area of Route 27 on Thursday, March 19 at 9:51 p.m., whereupon the officer noticed the strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he was unsteady on his feet. Warnock allegedly performed poorly on all field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Anonymous said...

After having familiarized myself with the details and history of this case, I am utterly appalled with and disillusioned by the "justice" system. Ms. Malach commits perjury in court over and over again and yet, she seems to have been given carte blanche to present these blatant lies. Not once has she been called to account for her "mistruths" by the judge despite glaring facts to the contrary.

I would also mention that Ms. Malach's main tool, "Parental Alienation Syndrome" is an unfounded, non-empirically supported "idea" with no, repeat NO, validity. It serves only to fill the coffers of divorce attorneys, vindicate angry men and move cases along more quickly within the court system. If any thinking, intelligent person bothered to read even the first chapter of Gardner's book (I have read the entire text), they would realize how ludicrous his claim is. Indeed, this type of behavior can occur but it DOES NOT constitute a "syndrome". However, alcoholism, pornography addiction and verbal/physical/emotional abuse by a father are all behaviors that ARE deemed by society to be destructive, mental health issues.

It is clear to me that this case is an issue of money and revenge, not the welfare of the three Warnock children. It also appears to me that Mr. Warnock's legal team have a heavy investment in keeping him convinced of the veracity of their fabrications. I do not believe that Mr. Warnock is interested in a decade-long battle with his first ex-wife. I am sure he would like to get on with his life and find some peace.

I cannot comprehend how Mr. Kleinbaum and Ms. Malach look at themselves in the mirror, let alone sleep well at night.

This case is distressing to me as a parent; I cannot say that I would be as gracious, forgiving and composed as Ms. Stephans. I dare say, I highly doubt I would continue to fight fairly as Ms. Stephan does. But I would also add that the opposition has sorely underestimated her strength, resolve and faith in this matter.

Anonymous said...

Malach you can only control this horrible travesty of justice for so long. The worm ALWAYS turns, and your day will soon come. You will be exposed as the liar you are. Pergury, suborning Pergury, obstructing justice and most aggregious- WHAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE DONE TO THE WARNOCK CHILDREN. You are a blight on the name "law gaurdian". It will all be exposed.

Anonymous said...

Warnock is an abusive, damaged alcoholic and emotional abuser. I am a resident of Irvington NY. I have known the family for years, I see the way they have grown up, who they have become, they (Marc and his sister) are completely unstable and substance abusers. Bottom line-someone MUST rescue those kids from this current environment. My child is a close friend to one of them and I know what's going on...They are neglected and emotionally abused. They have a competent, strong, and very intelligent mother who has never stopped fighting for them, She is very well liked and respected by the community,I personally know that she fights to make sure that they have a voice and for justice. She had been up against huge walls but NEVER gets crushed to the ground like Warnock and his family have been trying to do all along. Their behavior shows how sick and disturbed they are.
The 2nd wife that he cheated on and left the first one (Stephans) for never wanted to love those kids, she happily engaged in Mr. Warnock's war against Ms. Stephans, she could not see how he was using her to get to Stephans. She also got what she deserved, and has now done to him exactly what he did to Ms. Stephans- cheated and left. She too was manipulated, Warnock saw a cash cow in her and used her like an ATM machine...
Ms. Stephans lost her battle to protect her kids after being the custodial and more importantly the only stable figure in their lives, because of nothing else but evil dirty MONEY... and everyone see's this, it is heartbreaking! This man walked out on babies, yet the mother held it together and thrived in spite of how difficult he made her life. We all saw what he did, how he treated her,and watched in amazement of how well she carried herself with pride and grace and the kids are just like her, they are great kids anyone who meets them says it. How does something like this happen in 21st century America? Can money really be so powerful as to allow this kind of perversion of justice??? I am dumbfounded.

Anonymous said...

After having familiarized myself with the details and history of this case, I am utterly appalled with and disillusioned by the "justice" system. Ms. Malach commits perjury in court over and over again and yet, she seems to have been given carte blanche to present these blatant lies. Not once has she been called to account for her "mistruths" by the judge despite glaring facts to the contrary.

I would also mention that Ms. Malach's main tool, "Parental Alienation Syndrome" is an unfounded, non-empirically supported "idea" with no, repeat NO, validity. It serves only to fill the coffers of divorce attorneys, vindicate angry men and move cases along more quickly within the court system. If any thinking, intelligent person bothered to read even the first chapter of Gardner's book (I have read the entire text), they would realize how ludicrous his claim is. Indeed, this type of behavior can occur but it DOES NOT constitute a "syndrome". However, alcoholism, pornography addiction and verbal/physical/emotional abuse by a father are all behaviors that ARE deemed by society to be destructive, mental health issues.

It is clear to me that this case is an issue of money and revenge, not the welfare of the three Warnock children. It also appears to me that Mr. Warnock's legal team have a heavy investment in keeping him convinced of the veracity of their fabrications. I do not believe that Mr. Warnock is interested in a decade-long battle with his first ex-wife. I am sure he would like to get on with his life and find some peace.

I cannot comprehend how Mr. Kleinbaum and Ms. Malach look at themselves in the mirror, let alone sleep well at night.

This case is distressing to me as a parent; I cannot say that I would be as gracious, forgiving and composed as Ms. Stephans. I dare say, I highly doubt I would continue to fight fairly as Ms. Stephan does. But I would also add that the opposition has sorely underestimated her strength, resolve and faith in this matter.

Anonymous said...

This case is so unbelievable, Judge Giacomo you should have your head examined and your conscious as well.

PeopleHorsePetProducts4SaleOnThisBlog said...

OMG,OMG,OMG,now this comments sent shivers down my spine,I had tolbert & he is very much evil! My then husband ,took legal custody away,then emergency divorce & the mistress came to our divorce 81/2 months pregnant sept,them in oct had 3 sessions with the ex dr melvin sinowitz, along with tolberts sidekick law guradian who she teresa danille referred to tolbert as bruce in front off us ,by dec an order was passed by sinowitzes findings of accusing me of emsehment & allienation & pararnoid diagonois just by a 40 min session with sinowitz,had an emergency removal dec 21 & not seeing 3 little girls for 1 month,& started in the rye school,accom me that was ordered by tolbert,& danille that i have supervised visits 1 with a probation offericer carrying a gun! & the hell begins with the girls. then a comp little angels came in ,a viola stroud owner, forgedd the visit to favor the father for 3 yrs! At times 6 months would go by not seeing the children.FYI viola was arrested for robbery & taking bribes from fathers,I was slapped with unknown c.o.p's .. the armonk police couldnt beleive it. I would drive to town bedford only to find out i was given a c.o.p. for parking by the library so i can pick up my mail.I had so many that tolbert one day had to shuffle thru the pile & was corrected by teresa & my ex's lawyer which one it was for that week.I file a complaint to the offices of professional discipline about sinowitzs findings & he was slapped with incompetence & negligence. I petetioned the courts countless times for the removal of teresa (denied)& viloa (denied) & sadly the findings of sinowitz (denied) and alllll other petitons, denied by tolbert.had 6 lawyers all to be as corrupt & the last even took the $25,ooo from my ex who drove to anthony pierogonstinis off in mt kisco.1999 to 2003 I tried to tap into the WC to no avail, injustice , yes.children damage yes,my little on now 19 in rehab for 3 yrs she was only 7 when she lost her mommy, my oldest 24she hates me & my middle 22 trying to deal the the mania casted upon her. FYI the late Dr.Richard Gardner developer of parent alienation who found nothing wronge with me & said its the father who is suffering with P.A.S. Dr.Gardner suggested I submit a petions with his findings & interview all the family etc but again mt petition was denied.2 moth renouned Dr's testified Dr.Rchard Kahn & Dr.Paul Salkin made no dent with tolbert, t stuck with his guns so to speak, he did kill our family with the aid of my ex & allies..Even though it ws sited by an investigation by an accountant that my ex takes about 1 mill in cash a yr speaks for itself.My net worth was about 236,ooo & he only earned about 112,ooo living in bedford in a nice home.So much more to tell not worth it anymore,damage done , & ex won his war, only because I walked away & move out of state to save whatever face I had left with the girls.. they said after meeting with t in in interview , that he slept when they spoke,chewing on his nails& never looked at them.Barnes vs Barnes.

Anonymous said...

I do not know who this PeopleHorsePetProducts4SaleOnThisBlog
person is but she is clearly unstable. Her e-mail reads like an insane person. I am tired of these women who screw up and then make things bad for the real legitimate victims. I do know the case with Suzanne Stephens and Mark Warnock, Warnock is nothing but a bully. He feeds off of other people's misery. His entire family sister mother and father are the town freaks... all of them are so incredibly toxic, I would compare them to rabid dogs. So happy to hear the news that Judge Tolbert gave those kids back to the one person that they can ALWAYS count on- their Mother.
Theresa Malach, i watched you in the court room, you were a disgraceful mess. Never once were you concerned about those kids, you were however very palsy walsy with Mark Warnock- really scary what you ALMOST got away with.

Anonymous said...

NOTICE: TO ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY THERESE R. MALACH AND HAVE LEGITIMATE PROOF IE: COURT TRANSCRIPTS, AFFIDAVIT'S, E-MAILS ETC; WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING TO FILE A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL: PLEASE SEND TO: FITE4JUSTICE@GMAIL.COM

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Anonymous said...

THERESE R. MALACH IS CORRUPT. SHE HAS BEEN MANIPULATING AND ABUSING YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE GUISE OF THEIR "LAW GUARDIAN"FOR YEARS NOW. THERESE R. MALACH: DEVOID OF MENTAL STABILITY, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY. SHE IS WITHOUT QUESTION A DANGER TO MOTHERS AND CHILDREN WHO ARE CURSED WITH HER AS THEIR LAW GUARDIAN.

Anonymous said...

Marc Warnock is a scheming hateful man who is now working the system to avoid paying child-support. He has been arrested for willfullness and when he got out of prison he continued to not pay. He lives with his mommy and has a gross insestual relationship with her.
This is the person that Theresa Malach fought to have custody of three innocent children. She is a bottom scraper who will face her own karma I am sure. Thankfully the children are teenagers now, all doing well and happy to be back with their mom since 2010. The truth prevailed in this case but how many other cases has Malach handled and how many other children's lives has she destroyed?

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Anonymous said...

I had BT, teresa Danille, little angles/viola stroud, she changed her daughters report to favor my then husband,Dr sinowitz removed my 3 lil daughters based on a 45 min interview combined, had an emergency removal of the girls Dec 21, 1999. I fed a complaint with the offices of pro discipline on so owited, he was slapped with gross negligence on my case, BT was my forever judge, only upon removal or retirement or if he met his fate I would have gotten a different judge. My boocoo ex had a law firm, accounting firm at his disposal, of course he would his net worth was $158,000 on the books, mi e over $250,000, living in Bedford NY, my 4th lawyer..... A buddy of BT & a former Mf. kisco judge had a investigator for my records & he asked me questions re: receipts etc.... Outcome, well he said my ex takes about $1 ion a yr in cash, I said wow, & I never signed a prenuptial agreement....... To end this his girlfriend came to my divorce, judge lefcowitz I think, well my lawyer came in and said if I don't grant BIM this divorce they will hurt you more... I said they took my children, now my home... Anyway, my daughters all hate me & still convinced that I have issues... I never drank alcohol therefore never been drunk, was athlete, never smoked, never drugs, no infidelity, never.punished the chdren, they were dream girls. Oh I must add that a teacher testified on my middle daughters behalf because she couldn't carry her book bag etc, her friends did, she was badly bruised by her father, thrown out of the house at 10 pm by his new wife... The stories are wrenching. But I am the horrible mommy to date. PAS is serious..... There is a great book I bought way back when, Why does he do that? Inside the minds of angry & controlling men, by Lundy Bancroft, reverse psy, women can be this too. Read chapter modern man, not good.... All my petitions denied by BT.....he is beyond evil there is so much more, I can't go on... Maybe one day I will be excused from a title given by wicked people. The Westchester court system is the most corrupted, got to wonder if all of us can be compensated.

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