Q: Do I have to always give my ex first pick to watch the kids? And can he record our conversations?
A: 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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