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How to Make a Request for Social Media in a Divorce Case


I have attempted to subpoena the social media host on several occasions only to find that they typically will not produce the persons social media, but instead send a form letter that describes how to authenticate the individuals you are seeking’s social media.  I am familiar with both facebook and twitter having options in their accounts to download all of the posts into a file.  This is the file that you would want for evidence gathering. The proper language is as follows:
FACEBOOK: Go to the Account Settings tab on Facebook and click on “General Settings”. Within the “General Settings” tab, click on “Download a copy of your Facebook data”. Facebook then begins the process gathering your information and saving your Facebook archive. Once the archive is complete, you will receive an email indicating that your Facebook download is complete along with a ling to allow you to download your Facebook data. Produce the data from the facebook download

TWITTER: Go to your Account page and click on “Settings”. Next, you will see a label stating “Your Twitter Archive”. Click on “Request Your Archive”. Again, like Facebook, Twitter will send you an email to download your Twitter archive. The archive will include a list of all tweets, along with a date and time stamp for each message. Produce the data from the twitter download.

Use of social media in a divorce and family law trial can make or break your case.  Always ask for it, everytime.


Michael Busby Jr. is a divorce & family law attorney,  who practices in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. He has been in practice for over 14 years and has tried over 300 cases.  He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris and Fort Bend County Texas family law courts.   Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks. Michael Busby Jr. 6100 Corporate Dr Ste 190  Houston, Texas 77036  (713) 974-1151  281-DIVORCE  Visit me on the web at www.busby-lee.com


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Michael Busby is a Houston divorce lawyer who has been in practice for over 20 years and appears daily in the Family Law Courts of Harris County and Fort Bend County Texas

Busby & Associates , have two Houston Offices, one in Chinatown, Houston Texas and another in Independent Heights, Houston, Texas. Michael Busby is Board Certified in Family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.