New York State Cyber Judge Allows Wife to Serve Husband Divorce Papers Via Facebook

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, seen in a Facebook photo, apparently has no fixed address and has only kept in touch with his wife by phone and the social networking site.

In a landmark ruling, a New York State Supreme court judge has granted a Brooklyn woman the right to use social media website Facebook to serve divorce papers after all other methods to find him have failed.

Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a nurse named Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.

Baidoo, 26, “is granted permission serve defendant with the divorce summons using a private message through Facebook,” with her lawyer messaging Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku through her account, Cooper wrote.

“This transmittal shall be repeated by plaintiff’s attorney to defendant once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged” by her hard-to-find hubby.

“I think it’s new law, and it’s necessary,” said Baidoo’s lawyer, Andrew Spinnell.

Apparently things went south real quick when Baidoo’s husband decided not to have a promised wedding ceremony and as a result he went MIA.

Has judges circumvented a person’s constitutional right to privacy by using social media to serve court documents? Will people now create “fake” Facebook pages so they can get a favorable advantage in the courtroom? There’s no doubt that this new ruling will be challenged at the US Supreme Court level, it’s just a matter of time.

Source: NY Daily News

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