Ellanora Baidoo, 26, married her husband Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku in 2009. But the relationship deteriorated after her husband reneged on a traditional Ghanaian wedding. Baidoo’s lawyer, Andrew Spinnell, said his client wanted her family present, but then Blood-Dzraku became missing in action. The wedding was never consummated and the husband and wife never lived together.
Because the estranged husband did not want a divorce, Baidoo took matters into her own hands. Since Facebook was their only method of communication, Spinell sought out a different solution.
In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper allowed Baidoo to serve her estranged husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.
The ruling stated that Badoo “is granted permission serve defendant with the divorce summons using a private message through Facebook,” Cooper wrote.
“This transmittal shall be repeated by plaintiff’s attorney to defendant once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged” by Blood-Dzraku.
This is definitely a sign of the times.