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North Carolina Child Custody Laws

State child custody laws are fairly similar from one state to the next, and most states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act (including North Carolina). North Carolina child custody laws recognize the option of joint custody; allow for visitation by grandparents; and consider the child's own wishes before ordering custody terms.

Learn more about North Carolina's child custody laws in the chart below. See FindLaw's extensive Child Custody section for additional articles and resources.

Code Section 50-11.2 et seq.
Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted 1979
Joint Custody an Option? Yes, §50-13.2
Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized? Yes, §50-13.2(b1)
Child's Own Wishes Considered? Yes

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a North Carolina child custody attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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