Recovered Texts Used Against Dishonest Dad

Curtis W. Daugherty, Attorney at Law in Visalia, CAAfter many years of marriage Mother finally had enough. After separation, and with her own money, she bought Father yet another cell phone so she could maintain contact with her children while they are in his care. After Father lied to the Court one too many times, we convinced the Court to require him to return the cell phone to Mother. Father tried to delete all contacts and text messages from the phone before returning it to Mother but did not completely erase the texts. We recovered the text messages and used them to prove that Father was not truthful with the Court. This destroyed Father’s credibility and helped us show that Father was earning more money than he claimed, allowing us to convince the Court to deny Father’s request for Child and Spousal Support and order Father to pay Child Support to Mother.