NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Status: I want a divorce.
A judge has given a Brooklyn woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.
Ellanora Baidoo’s lawyer said the ruling was made by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper.
Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku will be served with the divorce summons via a private Facebook message, the Daily News first reported. It will be repeated once a week for three consecutive weeks or until “acknowledged” by Baidoo’s hard-to-find husband.
“The person who is suing for divorce has to serve the other party personally, in this case that was impossible because after Mr. Blood-Dzraku, the husband, moved out of the marital residence in Brooklyn he had been incognito as far as his address is concerned for a couple of years,” Attorney Andrew Spinnell told 1010 WINS.
The couple married in 2009 in a civil ceremony and the relationship began to unravel when the defendant reneged on his promise to a traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony as well, Spinnell said.
“There’s no money at stake…she just wants a divorce,” Spinnell said.
The ruling says Blood-Dzraku has only been in touch with his wife via phone and Facebook.
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