Child Custody refers to who has legal rights to the custody, care and control of the minor child, which is generally the natural parents. North Carolina has two types of child custody: legal custody and Physical Custody. Legal Custody is the right to make important life decisions concerning the care of the child, such as religion, medical and education. Physical Custody concerns where the child resides, allowing the parent to have control over the day-to-day decisions for the child. When deciding who will have custody of a child, the court looks at the best interest of the child.
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