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Can I place a recording and/or tracking device in a car that my wife drives but is in my name?

Dallas, TX |
Filed under: Vehicle title

I bought the car before we were married and it is paid for. I am the only owner listed on the title. Can I place either or both of these in the car without her knowing and subsequently use the info obtained in a divorce case?

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You can put a tracking device on your property. With your spouse's permission you can even have a recording device for her and your safety. Texas is a one party consent state so if you gain one of the party's consent to the recording prior, you are okay. You must have one party consent, though.

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And the tracking info can be used in court?


The law in Ohio is very similar. This is not action that I recommend.

This is not legal advice. I am not your lawyer because I answer a question intended for general information only. Don't rely on what you read here without consulting an attorney. Thank you!

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