I recently read an article about a local man who started a blog to "blow off steam about his ex-wife." It has sparked a free speech debate. The judge handling the matter ordered him to remove the website and banned him from mentioning his ex-wife. However, the man has refused, and he has now filed an appeal to the Superior Court. Free speech is certainly an important issue, but my thoughts turn to the parties’ adolescent children.
It is inevitable that the children will be affected by their parents’ separation, so it is the parents’ responsibility to keep the children’s best interests in mind and to shield the children from the "fighting" as much as possible. Anything that would alienate the children from either parent is inappropriate – especially something that a child could easily read on a computer.