Can I record my wife saying she doesn't want the kids, is leaving me and wants nothing to do with our children? 2 Answers as of December 20, 2016

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Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
California law requires that you notify any individual that you will be recording their conversation. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor criminal charge.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/20/2016
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
In California, you cannot record a person without their consent and knowledge. If they leave a message on a recording you can use it. The recorded statements can be used if properly obtained but will not be dispositive of the issue. A judge can make any ruling that is in the best interests of the child. Better to have the other parent agree in writing to a parenting plan that can be filed with the court.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/19/2016
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