Many people going through a divorce already use social media to investigate an ex-spouse, especially in child support cases. Now, Washington residents may be able to use Facebook to initiate a divorce and serve papers to an estranged spouse. A woman recently got permission from a judge to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook because it was the only way she could reach him.
The 26-year-old woman, who had been married six years, was only able to reach her estranged husband through a private message on Facebook. She and her husband were no longer living together and he was living homeless on the streets with no address or job. How was she supposed to divorce him if she couldn't even find him?