To Arms, Knights-errant, to defend the Fortune of the Fair Sex!
Ladies, if you did not know that a man with whom you were doing business was a fraudster, and you were paid a fair price or goods in exchange for your services rendered to him, you would most likely be able to keep your compensation after his fraud was uncovered, unless you were his wife, in which case the archaic fraudulent conveyance law would allow your compensation to be taken away from you and returned to the dupes of his fraud. Most often the fair female who is fortunate to have a wedding ring left to pawn for funds to live on is the victim of this inequitable treatment.
My theme in this article is that the innocent spouse of a fraudster should be entitled to keep his or compensation, and, furthermore, even half of the ill-gotten gains by virtue of his or her marital rights. I present at the end of my essay a report on some progress made in a New York case on the issue.
Please hesitate before you call my Dulcinea bad names out of envy and jealously because she married a handsome professional man. After all, many mothers advise their daughters to do just that.
My Dulcinea in this article is Kimberly Wendell, of Florida, and "her rank must be at least that of a princess, since she is my queen and lady, and her beauty superhuman, since all the impossible and fanciful attributes of beauty which the poets apply to their ladies are verified in her; for her hairs are gold, her forehead Elysian fields, her eyebrows rainbows, her eyes suns, her cheeks roses, her lips coral, her teeth pearls, her neck alabaster, her bosom marble, her hands ivory, her fairness snow, and what modesty conceals from sight such, I think and imagine, as rational reflection can only extol, not compare." [Don Quijote de la Mancha, Volume 1/Chapter XIII]
LADY ROTHSTEIN'S SHOES