New York judge Matthew Cooper recently approved a Brooklyn woman’s request to serve her husband’s summons for divorce papers through Facebook. The woman, Ellanora Arthur Baidoo, wanted to divorce her husband, Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, for years, but was unsuccessful in finding him to serve the papers, according to a CNN report.
Baidoo’s attorney, Andrew Spinnel, claims he and his client have not been able to find the husband, but can sometimes reach him by phone. Court documents claim Blood-Dzraku has been uncooperative in making himself available in person, and he has no fixed address or place of employment.
Spinnel resorted to filing an application requesting “service by alternate means” after unsuccessfully trying to serve Blood-Dzraku with divorce papers through all means available.
Judge Cooper asked Baidoo to prove the Facebook account did belong to her husband and that he regularly used the account before approving her request.
Spinnel said, “She’s not asking for any money. She just wants to move on with her life and get a divorce.”
If her husband does not answer the summons, the judge may choose to move forward with the divorce through a summary judgment.