Read v. Read
In Read v. Read, 119 Colo. 278, 202 P.2d 953 (Colo. 1949), the wife sought an order requiring the husband to finance her appeal from a conviction for second degree murder.
The issue presented to the Colorado Supreme Court was whether the wife's attorney fees and costs incurred to defend against the criminal charge were necessaries for which the husband was liable.
Noting that the suffering and anguish resulting from her conviction could be as serious and disastrous as bodily ailments, the court held that the expenses were necessaries for which the husband was responsible. Id. at 957.