I would think that if you tell your son you’re videotaping and he consents, it would be ok…plus it would be more likely that the child is being honest. I don’t know if it’s legally admissible though, in court.

I’m not certain on video but you can audio record a telephone conversation between you and another party, it’s legal and admissable in court. Only one of the parties in the conversation has to know it’s being recorded.

Since I’m having a problem posting a new topic I’ll post it in yours, How long does it takes for Child Support Enforcement to enforce payment on the defendant, the order was given in Sept 06 and I haven’t recieved a payment yet and the enforcement agency has had all documentation since Sept 06. this is Durham Count I’m talking about.

Dear ncpharma:

Yes, I am sure that you can video tape your son, but it sounds to me like you are doing so to prove what your child thinks. Your child’s opinion and statements are hearsay in court unless he/she is there, which is not generally a good idea with most judges. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
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Is it legel to videotape a conversation with your son when discussing matters as it relates to his opinions on school districts and time spent with both Mother and Father etc. I am asking this because one parent is saying one thing that doesnt match up with the child.