My husband, under great stress and exhaustion, and I had a pretty heated argument one night. I will admit things got loud and he slammed a door or two. This does not happen often, we argue a little, but never to that extent. His son recorded two clips of us and sent it to his mom. After my husband brought something to her attention in the divorce papers concerning medical fees she has drafted new papers to change child support. She has also set a court hearing. This has escalated greatly! My main question is: Can those recordings be used in court against my husband?
There is a statute prohibiting recording private conversations without consent.
There can be issues about whether any particular conversation was "private".
Judges rule on the admissibility (or inadmissibility) of offerings of evidence pursuant to the Evidence Rules (http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.list&group=ga&set=ER).
You should retain an attorney.
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