Naples Divorce Attorney Russell Knight Discusses Obtaining Copies of a Husband or Wife’s Text Messages in Florida
Naples Divorce Attorney Russell Knight releases a new article (https://divorceattorneynaplesfl.com/can-my-husband-or-wife-see-my-text-messages/) that discusses how text messages are used in court during a divorce process. According to the lawyer, spouses often ask about the future during divorce proceedings. The spouse may also be wondering if the other spouse will have access to their personal text messages.
“At the time of this writing, 2019, everyone communicates via text message. Text messages are electronic messages transmitted over SMS (short message service) or Internet connection. Text messages are almost always transmitted via smartphone,” says the Naples divorce attorney.
The lawyer explains that text messages can be used as any other communication. Text messages are often just a series of zeros that are recorded and stored somewhere, so they can be retrieved even after the owner turns off the phone. Once the owner turns their phone on, the messages will remain where they were.
Attorney Knight also mentions that text messages are often used as evidence in parenting and divorce cases. Text messages are often used to prove that one spouse said something. The court might be able to review the conversations between the parties.
The lawyer adds that the service provider may provide a copy of the text messages after a subpoena is served. The phone carrier can provide copies of several months' worth of conversations after the subpoena has been served. Attorney Knight also mentions that the lawyer might be able to ask the court for the husband or the wife to reveal text messages via formal discovery. Formal discovery is when one party is obliged to reveal anything requested by the other. This includes text messages.
According to the divorce attorney, “Requesting text messages can often be a tricky thing. A party that requests text messages may also have their own text messages requested as well. When requesting text messages be sure that your own texts will not implicate you of something as well.”
The Florida divorce lawyer stresses that it is important to consult an experienced attorney when dealing with family law matters. A skilled attorney might be able to help clients understand their rights and responsibilities during the divorce or separation process.
About The Law Office of Russell Knight
The Law Office of Russell D. Knight was established in 2009 by the divorce attorney Russell D. Knight. The lawyer’s love for family law is demonstrated by the numerous articles personally written by the lawyer. Russell is a licensed lawyer throughout Florida and Illinois. The attorney has a legal practice in both states and employs an entire staff of paralegals and attorneys in the two states of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida. Contact them today at (239) 202-0455.
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