Timothy Conlon, Rhode Island Divorce Attorney, Uses Findings of Computer Forensics Investigation to Favorably Settle $24 Million Divorce

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Attorney and his experts uncover millions of dollars in additional assets, leading to client being awarded 55% of estate and attorney's fees

We retained the services of computer forensics experts and worked with our client to scour the couple's computers, paper files and other financial records that had been stashed away in the couple's residences

Timothy Conlon, a family law attorney in Providence, recently obtained a substantial settlement for his client in a divorce case that involved the division of more than $24 million in marital assets.

The case, Rammrath v. Rammrath (C.A. No. W06-0248), was litigated in the Washington County Family Court in Wakefield. The case began as an uncontested divorce of a 47-year marriage and was initially resolved as a 50/50 division of "all" the parties' assets - which the husband suggested were approximately $13 million. The wife later discovered paperwork related to some previously undisclosed financial interests held by her husband, so her original divorce attorney brought in Mr. Conlon, who immediately began an electronic investigation.

"We retained the services of computer forensics experts and worked with our client to scour the couple's computers, paper files and other financial records that had been stashed away in the couple's residences," said Mr. Conlon. "We discovered that the ex-husband had actually failed to disclose or understated millions of dollars in additional assets and financial holdings in various investment vehicles. When these additional assets were identified and accounted for, the truth was that the marital assets for division totaled in excess of $24 million, nearly twice what had originally been considered by the Court."

Armed with this new information, Mr. Conlon was able to negotiate a structured settlement in which his client was awarded 55% of the entire marital estate. In addition, the Court ordered Mr. Rammrath to pay a substantial portion of Mrs. Rammrath's legal bills and the costs of the computer forensics investigation.

"In the 'old days' a divorce investigation meant surveillance, stakeouts and stacks of documents," explained Mr. Conlon. "Today, evidence of misconduct is often sitting in the family computer, if you know where and how to look."

For more information about Mr. Conlon's family law services, please visit http://www.tjcesq.com or call 401.272.6702.

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