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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- If there is one thing we can all agree on – technology has made relationships all the more interesting especially when it comes to breaking it off.

A high school student became an apparent legend after dropping his girlfriend using the hashtag #TransformationTuesday.

One couple took their break-up to YouTube, explaining what went wrong in a now-viral video.

“I want to have kids,” says the man. The now-ex-girlfriend responds, “and I really don’t.”

Then there are those special cases when you need to track down your spouse because you want a divorce. However, they’re not taking your calls or your emails so you’re left with limited options.

How about hitting them up on Facebook.

In a case that’s being called unprecedented, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has granted a Brooklyn woman permission to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook message.

The woman identified by the New York Daily News as Ellanora Baidoo is seeking a divorce after years of being estranged from her husband Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku.

According to her attorney things went awry early on and the marriage wasn’t even consummated.

“It’s really the last option [as] this guy has been evading them for years,” Manhattan-based trial lawyer Richard Friedman told PIX11 News.

According to Friedman, when one takes into account the gross amount of times and avenues the plaintiff has already taken to serve her ever-elusive husband, the Facebook message makes perfect sense.

“The law has to provide a vehicle for people to move on with their lives if the other party isn’t willing to appear physically or in any other way,” he said. “That is what this judge has done.”

As part of the ruling the judge gave Baidoo’s attorney the green light to log into her account and send her missing husband a message once a week for the next three weeks notifying him about the divorce papers. The first of the messages has already gone out.

“I could imagine a time in the not-so-distant future when social media is the last resort,” Friedman said.
It’s safe to say, gone are the days when all you needed was a post-it to get the job done.