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How can I subpoena text messages from a cellphone

Fort Worth, TX |

I would like to subpoena text messages from a cellphone that is under my name that my husband uses. Does he have to know?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Generally, in order to obtain subpoena power, you would need to file a lawsuit and have your attorney draft a subpoena to the cellphone provider. Since your question sounds like it is a family law situation, you would most likely need to file a divorce petition.

    Alternatively, you could hire a PI who, operating under the laws of the State of Texas, could obtain information pertaining to the texting.

    Here are a couple of links:

    http://forum.freeadvice.com/arrests-searches-warrants-procedure-26/obtaining-subpoena-phone-records-288166.html

    http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26031

    http://forum.freeadvice.com/divorce-separation-annulment-36/cheating-spouse-text-message-subpoena-333682.html