Service via Facebook? OK, says judge.

Given my own difficulties in serving the defendants in my lawsuit, I was amused to read this in the New York Law Journal.

It’s clear, though, that the judge said OK to serving this divorce action on Facebook only because all other avenues, so to speak, had been tried but had failed.

That is: don’t all you eager-to-be-divorcées rush onto Facebook to begin the process of dumping your mates.

Judge Authorizes Service by Facebook in Divorce

Andrew Keshner, New York Law Journal


Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper has allowed a plaintiff wife to serve divorce papers on her hard-to-find husband through his Facebook account, while acknowledging the woman’s request for sole, not supplemental, service through a private message was a “radical departure” from traditional ideas of what constituted service of process.

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