Texas residents who are seeking a divorce may wish to know about an unusual way to let a former spouse know that the marriage is ending. In certain extreme circumstances, parties may be able to use social media to alert their former spouse of a divorce.
A New York woman, who separated from her new husband shortly after their 2009 marriage, has convinced a court to allow her to use the social media site Facebook as a means to serve divorce papers. The judge allowed this method only after all other possibilities were exhausted. Reports indicate that the woman attempted to reach the man through phone calls, emails and even with a private detective. When none of these attempts were successful, she petitioned the court to let her try Facebook because she knew he checked in on it regularly.