Should courts allow service of process by Facebook or other social media, by text, or by email? Some might Should courts allow service of process by Facebook orother social media, by text, or by email? Some might say, “Well why not? So many people are finding their future spouse online. Why is it crazy to allow them to use the Internet to post notice of a divorce proceeding via social media?
As I described on my blog in 2009, a Shariah Court allowed a divorce by text message.
In New York, in March 2015, Justice Matthew Cooper, ruled that a woman could serve her husband his divorce papers via Facebook message, with her lawyer’s assistance. She couldn’t find a current address for her husband. The only means she had to contact him was through Facebook and the phone.