Can an attorney subpeona facebook messages of communications of a spouse ? If so what would the requirements be, is this type of thing successful?
Similar to emails sent through gmail and Hotmail, facebook messages cannot be subpoenaed directly from the service provider. There is still a lot of debate about what can be obtained from facebook, but the issue is based on whether the information is private or posted for public view. You can request information from facebook through discovery to the other party. You should read our article on social media and divorce for more information.