Serving divorce papers

Did you know that a US court has ruled that it is permissible to serve divorce papers by Facebook rather than personally as this is the only address the wife had for the husband?

The Family Law Rules require personal service of initiating documents however in many instances parties have had little or no contact with each other for years and definitely do not exchange greeting cards with updated addresses. Therefore the Family Law Rules permit what is called substituted service of the documents.

The party filing documents in court must apply to the court for an order permitting alternate ways to service documents rather than by delivering them personally such as by email, or by placing an advertisement in a local newspaper or by sending the documents to a relative of the other party or now even by Facebook.

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