In North Carolina, ‘Child Custody’ is defined in two ways: Physical Custody (which refers to the parent with whom the minor child lives with primarily out of the year) and Legal Custody (which refers to the authorization of the parent to make major life decisions for the minor child such as those that pertain to the child’s medical care, education, and religious influences).   The love of a parent for his/her child cannot be compared and when parents are unable to agree on the care and custody of their minor child(ren), it sometimes becomes necessary to involve the help of the Family Court system.  The legal process of pursuing a claim for Child Custody and Child Support for that minor child can be a confusing and difficult maze to navigate without the proper guidance. Let The Darlington Law Firm be your resource of effective and quality representation as you undergo this process and assist you in resolving all issues pertaining to child custody and child support.