Yes, they are. The Rules of evidence are inapplicable in domestic violence court, but even if they were in full effect, you could use text messages and pictures as evidence. Best to get the texts transcribed and the pictures printed onto paper so you don't have to hand the judge your phone. Elizabeth Powell
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This is not a DV question. It is a family law question. Yes you will be able to talk and introduce this evidence to the Judge in Family Court. Get a family law attorney now to help you do it correctly.
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Just make sure if you print them out the subject line and "to" and "from" lines are visible and showing that you can identify they were in fact sent by the opposing party. I have raised that as a defense in several child support cases as well as a Federal Court case.