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Divorce is rarely a pretty thing to observe, but things have gotten very ugly for a Long Island couple that needed the court to decide who gets custody of their family photos. The story appeared in today’s New York Daily News. The contentious photos fill the pages of 75 albums, 75% of which were awarded to the husband. According to the article, the judge initially tried to resolve the issue by having the couple pay $2,100 to have the images scanned, but they were disappointed with the quality and the battle for the prints raged on.

Despite the article headline, which might warrant a chuckle upon first read, the situation is actually kind of sad. But, at least we can be assured that digital photography will help prevent this kind of situation in the future. Although, we wouldn’t be surprised to see similar cases down the road when a newly-split couple can’t decide who gets to keep the joint Flickr account.