My father, passed away Sept. **, ****. His Facebook account is still active & is being...

GetHuman-dravenwo's customer service issue with Facebook from October 2018

Help with my Facebook issue
The issue in GetHuman-dravenwo's own words
My father, passed away Sept. **, ****. His Facebook account is still active & is being controlled by his common law wife, aka, my step-mother. The problem is that under normal circumstances, she would have no way to access his account. Meaning, she does not know the email he used, nor his account password. She has control, due to her possessing his personal phone, which is still logged into his account. I believe there to be incriminating evidence against her, in his FB messages. Namely, messages between him & my birth mother. I do not want the account deleted or memorialized, just yet, due to the severity of possible incriminating evidence against step-mother. My question is, what would I need to do to prove I am his only, biological child? What would need to be done to gain access to his account & messages? Would it require a court order? Is this something I would need to hire a lawyer to handle? I am at a loss of what to do, if anything can be done. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
GetHuman-dravenwo did not yet indicate what Facebook should do to make this right.
I have an issue with Facebook too
How GetHuman-dravenwo fixed the problem
We are waiting for GetHuman-dravenwo to fix the problem and share the solution with the rest of us customers.
Please help with my Facebook issue
Do you have a customer issue as well?
We can help you get Facebook's attention and get better help faster. Tap below to get started.
Having Facebook issues too?
Get tips from pros & other customers, and get it handled faster:
For better results, write at least 100 characters
How would Facebook email you?
This email address isn't valid

Facebook

Customer service issue
Reported by GetHuman-dravenwo
Oct 14th, 2018 - 2 mons ago
I have an issue with Facebook too
Fixed
Seen by 3 customers so far
Similar issue to 177205 others
0 customers following this
Items needed
Email on Account
Phone number on Account
Name of Account Holder
Photo of Passport or Driver's License
Timeline
GetHuman-dravenwo started working on this issue
Oct 14th 2:07pm
GetHuman-dravenwo shared this issue with followers on Twitter
Oct 14th 2:07pm
GetHuman-dravenwo indicated the issue is not fixed yet.
Oct 14th 2:10pm