Complaint Review: Michael J. Kerner
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In my own divorce, my children and I have been negatively impacted by the practices of Dr. Kerner. I have collected a group of professional women who, along with their children, have been similarly negatively impacted by the practices of Dr. Kerner. Subsequently, I have represented some of these women as their pro bono attorney. My experience is both as a client of Dr. Kerner and as the attorney of other clients of Dr. Kerner. The facts are incontrovertible.
In my case, Dr. Kerner was court appointed as a Recommending Mediator. (Up front, let me state that Dr. Kerner is on his third marriage.) From day one, Dr. Kerner was completely uninterested in discussing the facts of my case. He preferred to "chat." (He can be quite charming. Do not be fooled by this.) I thought this was a therapeutic technique to "get to know me." In fact, it was simply a way to waste time, run up bills and uncover some scrap of unflattering or damaging evidence on me. When there was no such evidence, Dr. Kerner fabricated a fictional persona for me. I later learned that this is his habit, particularly with professional females. However, Dr. Kerner actively evades all unflattering and negative information about males, unless there are claims that the male does not have money or status.
Dr. Kerner's first interaction was on the telephone with my attorney and opposing counsel. He wrote "Billionaire" in his notes in reference to my soon to be ex husband (ex). Please note that my ex is not actually a billionaire, but he does have a notable trust fund. Dr. Kerner (and, indeed, the entire Divorce Industry) is quite eager to embolden and empower particularly affluent men to misuse the judicial system to abuse and harass their spouses, all to the detriment of children. There is big money involved, leaving families bankrupted and lives destroyed.
During my interviews, Dr. Kerner appeared to be taking notes. When I subpoenaed his entire case file, these alleged notes were actually illegible scribbles. He dictates notes at some later time. The problem is that these dictated notes bear little resemblance to what was actually discussed. Therefore, no one should ever meet with Dr. Kerner without a recording device (in California, you must have permission to audio record the session) or your attorney as a witness. I did the latter for the last two sessions before Dr. Kerner withdrew from my case because I reported him to the Board of Psychology. Dr. Kerner has multiple complaints pending with the Board of Psychology. (Based on my reading of those complaints and dismissed complaints, including the credentials and credibility of the complainants and the facts of each case, the Board of Psychology appears to be protecting Dr. Kerner, possibly for decades.)
Dr. Kerner was incapable of correctly reporting even the most mundane facts. He spoke by telephone to my therapist (retained to assist me in parenting a very difficult teenaged daughter). His notes pertaining to relevant facts were wrong, including the fact that the therapist had not met my daughters, when she actually had.
All of Dr. Kerner's notes and even his professional reports are riddled with fiction and inaccuracies. Dr. Kerner failed to properly report straightforward facts. Volatile events were grossly misreported.
Dr. Kerner does not amend his reports or recommendations, even when he admits his own mistake(s) and apologizes in front of witnesses.
At opposing counsel's insistence (and in an explicit attempt to prove that I am unfit to care for our children and should lose custody, fueled by Dr. Kerner's Recommendation), our family underwent a Court-Ordered Full Custody Evaluation and Recommendation with Jeffrey S. Kline, PhD, ABPP. It took 81.8 hours of his dedicated due diligence. By contrast, Dr. Kline's Evaluation and Recommendation, a 64 page single-spaced report, was wholly not in agreement with any statement, conclusion or recommendation made by Dr. Kerner.
After my experience with the Divorce Industry, my calling is now to make systemic changes to the Family Law Courts so that no more parents and their children are harmed, as so many of us have been. Feel free to contact me about anything in this email. I can be reached through Ripoff Report.
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