Can text messages be used against you in a divorce?
Use of Electronic Messages Admissible in Divorce Hearings Some people argue that such messages are private and confidential. However, anything placed in writing can be used as evidence, as ex-spouses continue to bring printed text messages, emails and direct messages to court.
How do you prove infidelity in a divorce case?
The easiest way to divorce using adultery is for the person who has committed the infidelity to admit to it. It can be hard to gather evidence and prove adultery if your ex isn't prepared to admit it. You can attempt to prove adultery or infidelity through text messages, hotel room bookings, witnesses etc.
Is it legal to read someones text messages?
Under federal privacy laws, such as the Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006, your cell phone carrier cannot give you these phone records, even if you own the phone and pay the bill. That's because these records often show messages sent and received by someone else, and that person has privacy rights.