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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 4:51AM #1
Merope
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In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a Brooklyn nurse, Ellanora Baidoo, to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.  www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ex...


Baidoo, 26, “is granted permission serve defendant with the divorce summons using a private message through Facebook,” with her lawyer messaging Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku through her account, Justice Cooper wrote.  “This transmittal shall be repeated by plaintiff’s attorney to defendant once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged” by her husband.


The court ruled the Facebook filing permissible because the husband has proven impossible to find, doesn’t want a divorce, and has refused to make himself available for service of divorce papers.  He kept in touch with his wife by phone and Facebook — but that was it.


The last address Baidoo has for him is an apartment he vacated in 2011.  The last time she spoke with him, he told her he has no fixed address and no place of employment.  Moreover, the post office has no forwarding address for him, there is no billing address linked to his prepaid cell phone, and the Department of Motor Vehicles has no record of him.


“We tried everything, including hiring a private detective — and nothing,” Baidoo’s attorney said.


The first Facebook message went out to the husband last week.  So far, he hasn’t responded.


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 6:47AM #2
BDboy
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Welcome to 21st century.


It was going to happen.


If we met via facebook, make friend via facebook and become close friend via FB. Guess gotta accept reality.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 9:26AM #3
LeahOne
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A woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 9:38AM #4
BDboy
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The idea can be applied to both males and females.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 9:48AM #5
LeahOne
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Of course it can:  I was simply phrasing it in terms of the actual situation under discussion.  Chill out, fella    ; - )

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 9:55AM #6
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Apr 7, 2015 -- 4:51AM, Merope wrote:

In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing a Brooklyn nurse, Ellanora Baidoo, to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message.  www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ex...


Baidoo, 26, “is granted permission serve defendant with the divorce summons using a private message through Facebook,” with her lawyer messaging Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku through her account, Justice Cooper wrote.  “This transmittal shall be repeated by plaintiff’s attorney to defendant once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged” by her husband.



Hmmmm. 


And what if he doesn't acknowledge it? 


Hmmmm . . . . 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 11:06AM #7
mountain_man
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She is making every possible effort to serve the divorce papers. Facebook would probably be better than publishing in a newspaper once a week for three weeks. If he doesn't want to be found, then he has to pay the consequences. It's on him, not  her.


He doesn't have to acknowledge anything. If he doesn't, the divorce will procede without him.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 12:37PM #8
Merope
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Apr 7, 2015 -- 9:26AM, LeahOne wrote:


A woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do.



Exactly so!

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 3:20PM #9
REteach
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Go for it. It is a new world with new technologies.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 07, 2015 - 3:38PM #10
Shusha
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Wow.  He seems to have gone to great lengths to avoid the inevitable.  

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