Judge Allows Service of Action for Divorce via Facebook

In a landmark ruling, a New York judge recently directed the service of a summons with notice for an action of divorce via Facebook. In the case of Baidoo v. Blood-Dzraku (2015 NY Slip Op 25096), Judge Matthew Cooper, after being provided with proof of other numerous attempts, afforded the Plaintiff the right to serve her husband with divorce papers by means of the social media program, Facebook. The parties had not lived together since 2009. The Plaintiff was also able to show that the couple’s only communications were through occasional phone calls and interactions on Facebook. As a condition of utilizing such an unconventional method of service, the Judge required the wife to demonstrate [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:38:22-04:00April 26, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law|

Social Media and Your Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, it is wise to be very particular about how and when you use social media. Depending on the platform you use, you may be inadvertently revealing information that could hurt your case in court. Here are some basic tips: Don’t post anything that is blatantly inappropriate or that can create an unwanted impression of your finances. Even if you mean it to be a joke, it can make you appear less fit as a parent if you are involved in a custody hearing. Also, if you are posting about your leisure activities, it can make you appear as if you have a substantial amount of extra money available [...]

By |2021-03-16T18:39:34-04:00January 26, 2017|Matrimonial Divorce Law|
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