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

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Ira Markowitz
Ira Markowitz
  • 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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.