People do everything on Facebook today. You can use it to stay in touch with friends and family, follow popular blogs, upload your photos and more. And now, if you’re dealing with a rejected spouse that’s hard to locate, you can use the social network to serve divorce papers too.
I guess that would be the ultimate “unlike”. This was ruled by a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice, in a case that involved a 26-year old woman trying to serve divorce papers to her husband.
Ellanora Baidoo was told that she could serve the divorce papers by sending “a private message through Facebook” because her spouse could not be located. The husband hasn’t had an address for the past four years, he doesn’t have a job, and there’s no forwarding address for him at the post office or a billing address linked to his prepaid cell phone. Even the DMV has no record of him. So what can you do? Well, now he can be served via Facebook.
Apparently the husband only communicates with others using his prepaid cell phone or through social media, so this is why it becomes a valid option. Now Baidoo has been allowed to serve the divorce summons through Facebook message “once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged.” I wonder if others will want to try this route now.
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