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In an attempt to get mandated child support, father states if mother goes through with it he will file for custody and site mother's misdemeanor drug charge from several years ago, during a phone conversation father not talking right to mother and she starts recording conversation in which he states if she drops child support he will drop custody, but if she doesn't he will play dirty, he lives in Florida and she in Texas, is the recording legal?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Texas
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes
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In an attempt to get mandated child support, father states if mother goes through with it he will file for custody and site mother's misdemeanor drug charge from several years ago, during a phone conversation father not talking right to mother and she starts recording conversation in which he states if she drops child support he will drop custody, but if she doesn't he will play dirty, he lives in Florida and she in Texas, is the recording legal?

Response: Yes, because the mother was part of the conversation. It is legal to record phone calls in Texas when a party who is recording the conversation is part of the conversation. See Texas Penal Code Title 4 Chapter 16 Section 16.02 (e). So, she can disclose that information to the Court and/or to the Attorney General's Office of the father's attempt to blackmail her. She should drop the child support case.

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Oh, I just noticed my error:

She should drop the child support case.

I meant to say that she should NOT drop the child support case.

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