I am a former White Collar Wife writing about my experience of recovery.

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     I began blogging on the subject of white collar wives after experiencing the devastating consequences of my, (former), husband's financial crime.  My goal was to reach other women who are suffering or have suffered as I did so that they wouldn't have to walk this dark and uncertain path alone. The blog also serves to educate the public regarding the stigma wives and families face as a result of guilt by association.  The truth is that wives and children are the FIRST victims of many white collar crimes as a result of the acute breach of trust and ensuing financial ruin that is brought upon them by a man whose primary obligation is to protect his family.  As a result of the positive response to my blog essays I created a private on-line support group, The Secret Lives of White Collar Wives.  The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and private place of acceptance and empowerment. Our community continues to grow both nationally as well as internationally.  Please contact me at lawlerlisa1@gmail.com for a private screening into the group. (A request made directly to the group page will not be accepted). 

     In addition to my advocacy work on behalf of white collar wives and families I have developed a lecture on ethics in the workplace. I urge all who are serious about compliance and risk to contact me for a compelling hour of "Truth and Consequences: Easy Money Isn't Easy" from a new voice with a new perspective on enforcement. Humans are vulnerable to many temptations and too often fail to consider the dire consequences one bad decision can have on their and their families lives. 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WHITE COLLAR CRIME AND THE INNOCENT SPOUSE: EPILOGUE

I am relieved to report that after writing a very stern and convincing letter to the MA DOR,  (along with re-filed innocent spouse paperwork), the suspension on my driver's license has been lifted. There is something terribly wrong with a system that would penalize an innocent spouse for a crime they did not commit and was never charged with. The overbearing and overreaching arm of the law wreaks havoc on lives and in many cases just doesn't make any sense. While this particular battle was won I will not be convinced that the war is over until I receive in writing that I have no obligation whatsoever in this matter. In other words, until I have letter in hand from the MA DOR that I am no longer liable in any way for the $464,000 in back taxes on my ex-husband's embezzled funds I will consider the matter unresolved. In the meantime, I am free to operate my vehicle without hindrance from the state of Massachusetts. Special thanks to the always helpful and ever resourceful Brad Bailey with Denner Pellegrino for the quick referral to a tax attorney should the need arise. Stay tuned...