Earlier this week, we began a discussion about North Carolina’s child custody laws. A non-profit group called the National Parents Organization recently graded all 50 states on how well each state’s custody statutes are aligned with the NPO’s goal of promoting shared child custody after divorce.
Based on the overall distribution pattern in the 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card, it is clear that grading standards were stringent. Only eight states received a B rating, and no states earned an A. All other states received a C or lower, and North Carolina was one of 23 states to be given a D.