My question involves a child custody case from the State of: TN
My attorney has filed a "Petition to modify custody and hold respondent in contempt" on my behalf. I expect my ex to be served soon, and also expect he will be calling me very irate over the matter.
He is in Illinois, I am in Arkansas, our case has been filed in Tennessee, where jurisdiction is.
Q#1 -Can I legally record any and all telephone conversations between he and I if I tell him at the beginning of the conversation I am/will be recording the conversation. I understand IL to be an "All Party" state.
Q#2 - Can these recordings, if I can make them, be used in court should we go to trial or hearing regarding my petition in front of the court.
Q#3 - If I can record, should I remind him during the conversations that I am in fact recording the calls every so often, and how often would be suggested.
A couple years ago he was being very ignorant with me and denied conversation between our children and I. So I borrowed my sisters telephone recorder and told him I was recording, he cursed me over and over and said he could care less he would tell the judge to F* off himself. Well the recorder did not work properly so it was obviously useless..he did however allow contact again with our children after that.
I am fairly certain he will contact me over this, and he will possibly make more threats. The last time I talked to him he told me I would never see my kids again and to F* off. So I would like to be able to record any and all of our conversations in the future.
Thanks in advance.