Judge says you can serve divorce papers through Facebook

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Judge says you can serve divorce papers through Facebook

How do you end a marriage to someone who's purposefully avoiding your divorce papers? Try Facebook. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that a New York woman can serve her divorce summons by messaging her soon to be ex-husband on Facebook. He'll get the notifications once a week on the social network for three weeks, and it's splitsville if he either acknowledges a message or refuses to respond.

The ruling could set an important precedent for divorces in at least New York state, since you may no longer need to track someone down to deliver a breakup notice in person. And in this case, that kind of remote notice is necessary -- the husband doesn't have a fixed address or known workplace, so his wife would have a much harder time filing for divorce unless investigators got lucky.

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