How often are cell phone records subpoenaed as part of divorce proceedings?, if one spouse believes the other is cheating. I’ve read conflicting things online about easy it is to get in civil matters. I understand text records, etc are only kept by cell phone companies for 10 days, so it seems like it would be difficult to get anything. Also is a specific telephone number usually subpoenaed, or does the subpoena cover the entire account? From looking around online the cell phone company I use requires a subpoena for civil cases, and charges copy fees and $80/hr research fees to produce the records. If your client is going to text information that needs to keep private, like discussion with other mates, friends, etc that may may contain negative information what do you recommend for them, should they add new lines to their account or get prepaid phones?