If the judge agrees, Ellanora Baidoo could divorce her husband through Facebook.
New Yorker Ellanora Baidoo married Victor Sena Blood-Dzarku, pictured on the right, in 2009 through a civil ceremony. Despite being married, the couple has never lived together nor have they consummated their marriage. When Baidoo brought up the idea of getting married again in a traditional ceremony, Blood-Dzarku fled without a trace.
Now, he only communicates to Baidoo through phone or Facebook. He is allegedly currently out of work with no fixed address.
So when Baidoo wanted to file for divorce, it was like catching smoke trying to get her husband to sign the papers; even worse, he refuses to have any part in the divorce process.
“We tried everything, including hiring a private detective — and nothing,” said Andrew Spinnell, her lawyer.
Shown sufficient evidence, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper has given Baidoo permission to deliver the divorce papers through Facebook Messenger.
Her lawyer thus has to send the papers through the social networking website once a week for three consecutive weeks, or until he responds.
The first message was sent last week, and “So far, he hasn’t responded,” Spinnell said.
Sources: April 8, 2015. "You Can Now Legally Divorce Someone Over Facebook". huffingtonpost.co.uk April 6, 2015. "EXCLUSIVE: Judge says Brooklyn woman can use Facebook to serve divorce papers". nydailynews.com