News: Bugged Teddy Bear Backfires!

bearWhile wanting to know what is happening in the other parent’s house is understandable, there are some boundaries.  For example, don’t grill the kids about what is happening with the other parent during parenting time. Also, putting recording devices in kids toys also crosses the line!  The Omaha World Herald published a story about a Nebraska woman who is being sued by her ex-husband because she placed a listening device in the 4 year old daughter’s teddy bear. The couple was enmeshed in a custody battle.  The plan backfired when the judge refused to hear the recording.   It is illegal in Nebraska, and many other states including Oregon to tape a conversation where at least one party has not consented to the recording. The full article can be found here

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By Sean Stephens Google + Sean Stephens is divorce and family law lawyer, and a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Sean Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. You can find more about Sean Stephens at Stephens & Margolin LLP Follow him
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One Response to News: Bugged Teddy Bear Backfires!

  1. Generally speaking, putting recording devices in the kids toys is a bad idea.

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