Sarasota, FL asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Florida

Q: Is it legal for my ex husband to record our child co-parenting pick ups & drop offs without my knowledge or consent?

I am specifically talking about recording audio with his cellphone when we meet IN PERSON every time we pick up and drop off our child. We live in Florida and my ex husband has openly admitted that he records the shared custody pick up and drop off conversations without my knowledge or consent and then threatens me with the recordings… I’m just wondering if what he is doing legal and if it isn’t, what is the legal repercussions for him recording our conversations? From what I know, FL is a two party consent state and, since I have never given him consent in any way, his actions are illegal under FL Stat 934.03 …. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you so much

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Ira Markowitz
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Ira Markowitz
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Do you use Talking parents or similar program where the conversations are monitored and recorded with prior consent by itself as a condition if you use it.

If not then each time you have a phone conversation both parties must consent unless specifically agreed to in the Parenting Agreement or a Court Order.

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