Q: Do I have to always give my ex first pick to watch the kids? And can he record our conversations?
Whether or not you have to give your ex first pick to watch the kids depends on the custody and parent-time orders in your case. You need to read that order and any statutes referenced by the order to determine this issue. A quick appointment with an attorney with those documents should answer your question.
In Utah, only one party has to consent to a conversation being recorded, so yes, he can record your conversations. You can refuse to speak with him by telephone and simply communicate by text or e-mail.
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