Phone calls


#1

I have had to record telephone conversations with my children in my attempt to prove how their mother dictates their conversation (she clearly is heard in the background controlling and dictating their conversation).

Can these tapes be used in court? They live in NC and I live in SC. I have never informed them I was recording them.


#2

I cannot give advice as to South Carolina law, but a cursory review indicates that they, just like North Carolina, are “one party consent” states. This means as long as one of the parties to the conversation consent, the conversation may be recorded. Therefore, you can use conversations between you and your children over the telephone. This does not give you the right, however, to record conversations that you are not a party to.