Niles, MI asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan

Q: Can a parent video tape

My ex-husband was picking up our son at my house as a parenting time exchange.( he did not get out of his truck) Isn’t it against the law to videotape without permission on one’s property?

I feel violated that he felt the need to videotape me at the door and my house. This person also has a history of hacking and GPS me in the past.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: It's not necessarily illegal to videotape on someone's property and what's otherwise in public view. You can tell him to stay off your property, but nothing stops him from recording from the street. If you feel harassed or intimidated, you can seek a PPO.

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