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How can judges use text messages in court?

In some cases, judges are able to use text messages as evidence in family law proceedings. Here are some commonly used ways that judges will consider text messages:

  • To determine the nature of the parents relationship
  • To determine the type of relationship between a parents and a child
  • To determine how much credibility to assign to one spouse or another
  • To determine the views of a parent on a variety of issues
  • As evidence of anything discussed in the text message

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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