It is hard to say for sure if the Judge will accept these. But in any event you should have copies prepared and ready to go. If you can burn the recording to disc and be prepared to testify that they copy is a true, complete and accurate copy of the original that will be a good start. You should bring a la top computer or other device with which you can play any recording you have.
It is more likely that the attorney for the child or children rather than the Judge will listen to the recording. You should have a copy of everything ready for them.
You should consult with a local attorney who is familiar with your local Family Court. On-line advice is no substitute for an in-person attorney consultation.
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Valatie, New York
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You don't say what you court appearance is for. I always suggest you keep extra copies of documents for yourself. That being said, it is unusual for a court to take all of your evidence and documents etc.. at a first appearance unless you are on for a hearing. Also, the opposition should have a chance to get discovery from you and obtain all of that data. Recordings must be presented with the proper foundation too. Be sure to at least consult with an attorney in your area before the court date.
Since you say this is the first appearance the answer is that most likely the judge will not look at any evidence as evidence is for a trial. You can bring up whatever you want but the judge will definintely not keep evidence to look at between court conferences. Speak to a local family law attorney about how to present the evidence and what to do.
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