Have we stooped to a new low? Do spouses really “hide” from their partners in an attempt to avoid being served divorce papers? I really don’t know what to think about this story, especially since I quit Facebook 4 months ago. According to the NYDailyNews, a judge granted a woman in Brooklyn the right to divorce her husband via Facebook.
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, 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 hard-to-find hubby.
Facebook’s private messaging has a feature that CONFIRMS the recipient (or someone sitting at their computer) read the message. That is proof the message was received. Maybe that means there’s no longer a need to sneak up on someone at a sneaker release party to serve them papers, as was recently reported by TMZ. BUT if anyone pays attention to tech news you’ll know there’s a way to turn read receipts OFF not just on Facebook but on your iPhone as well. In fact, most services/applications/websites offer the ability to turn these off, just check the settings. If only people would read my blog, they’d know these things 🙂