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Text Messages as Evidence in Child Support and Divorce Proceedings

September 30, 2011 | Court Decisions, Legal Perspective

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

The increasing use of electronic communications, from Facebook to text messaging, has challenged our courts to determine what is admissible evidence in family law hearings. The Pennsylvania Superior Court has recently considered that issue in a criminal proceeding where text messages were introduced to prove the defendant’s intent to deliver illicit drugs in his possession. In Com. v. Koch, 2011 Pa.Super. 201 (September 16, 2011), the Superior Court acknowledged that […]

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