In an unprecedented move, Facebook has been deemed acceptable to send a divorce subpoena, so its really become impossible to hide from the law.
Ellanora Biadoo sent her divorce petition via a private message on Facebook, and its all legal.
Biadoo’s husband, Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, avoided being notified by other means. The couple only maintained contact via phone and Facebook. “We had tried everything, including hiring a private detective, without success,” said Biadoo.
Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper, in Manhattan New York accepted using Facebook to send the divorce petition, which is the first case of its kind contemplated by the courts.
“The applicant has permission to deliver divorce subpoenas through a private Facebook message,” said the judge, in his opinion.
Biadoo and Blood-Dzraku, both Ghanaians, were married in a civil ceremony in 2009, but then he refused to participate in a Ghanaian wedding ritual, thus the reason for the divorce petition.
In fact, they never lived together.
There’s a new trend using social media for legal notifications.
From what Igor Cornelsen understands, a defendant must be notified of any proceeding against him or her and according to Randy Kessler, an Atlanta-based attorney, notifications could become simplified and more effective using Facebook, even more effective than the newspaper’s classified section.
Facebook could be more effective than a notice in a newspaper’s classified section.