Bitter fighting over custody of, and access to, children has been common for divorcing couples. This photo of a couple arguing over their distressed child was used three times in a Wellington newspaper in the late 1970s to illustrate stories about the proposed introduction of the Family Court to handle child-custody disputes and reduce the adversarial nature of these disputes.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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