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I think my husband is cheating on me and is deleting

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I think my husband is cheating on me and is deleting information from his cell phone. I am not registered on the account, but wanted to see if I can use a monitor/spy app to find deleted messages and phone calls. is this legal? if not, how can I find out if husband is cheating?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 2 years ago.

My name is ***** ***** I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
Any local attorney can subpoena cell phone records directly from the provider so you can review them. If you decide to file for divorce on your own, you have the ability to get a blank subpoena from the clerk of the court and send it yourself. But you need a pending lawsuit to do that. A lawyer can issue a subpoena before the lawsuit is filed, if you believe in good faith that divorce will likely result.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am not looking for a divorce at this present time. I just want some answers without causing any arguements. is there any legal way I can tap into his cell phone other than going through subpoenas?
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately, no. Cell phone companies won't release the text of messages without a court order.
If you just want to know for sure what's going on, a private investigator might be another way to go.