A woman from Ghana, living in New York City has been given permission to
file for divorce from her husband via a Facebook message. The ruling was made by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper. The
woman has been identified as a Brooklyn nurse named Ellanora Baidoo.
Her husband Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, also from Ghana, will be served
with the divorce summons via a private Facebook message. It will be repeated once a week for three consecutive weeks or until "acknowledged" by the man. According to the Daily News, which reported the story, the couple married in 2009 in a civil ceremony. The
relationship began to unravel when the defendant reneged on his promise
to a traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony, said Ms Baidoo’s lawyer,
Andrew Spinnell. The ruling says Mr Blood-Dzraku has only been in touch with his wife via phone and Facebook. The
"last address plaintiff has for defendant is an apartment that he
vacated in 2011," Judge Cooper said, according to the Daily News. Ms
Baidoo "has spoken with defendant by telephone on occasion and he has
told her that he has no fixed address and no place of employment. "He has also refused to make himself available to be served with divorce papers."
Source - Sky News