Judges in the district courts hold a right to decide on the custody of minor children in North Carolina Child Custody Laws.
After filing a petition, judges possess complete power to decide upon the custody, which is generally based on the best interests of the child.
Two types of child custody are seen in North Carolina Child Custody Laws. They include:
- Legal custody and
- Physical custody.
With legal custody, the custodian attains a right to make some important decisions about the child, which includes the issues on education, religion and more.
Where as the physical custody only offers the custodian to stay along with the child.