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Facebook: Now Available to Serve Divorce Papers

  • By: Justin Key
  • Published: April 6, 2015

A judge in Manhattan is permitting a nurse to serve her husband with notice of their divorce proceeding via Facebook.

Her divorce attorney, who pronounced the ruling as “new law”, is being permitted to private message the defendant through the social media network “once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged.”

The wife had conversed with her husband by phone and Facebook, and was informed that he had no fixed address and no place of employment. The post office had no forwarding address for him, and no addresses were able to be pulled from the DMV or his prepaid cell phone account, which led her to the unsuccessful hiring of a private detective.

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