We believe that nothing is more important than securing a safe and healthy future for your children.

Fayetteville Child Custody Lawyer

Child custody
Child custody

Separation and divorce are not the ingredients for losing your child. North Carolina courts are not that callous. In fact, they hold the best interests of your child at the top of their priority list. At our firm, Heather D. Miller Nichols PA, we hold a very similar view.

From day one, both parents have the opportunity to be involved with their child. “Full” custody does not exist in North Carolina. Typically, one parent is designated as the primary custodial parent — the individual with whom the child lives — and the other is the secondary parent, who the child visits. Child custody comes in three forms:

  • Joint custody: This is the most common form of custody. The child lives with the primary parent, who holds most of the decision-making power, while the child then visits the secondary parent, who still has some decision-making power. Both parents have the right to be involved with the lives of the children.
  • Shared custody: This is less common. Both parents have equal time and decision-making abilities.
  • Sole custody: This happens least often in our area. The primary parent has all of the decision-making power, and the child visits the secondary parent on a limited basis, if appropriate.

It is certain that life will change for both you and your child, but with the help of our Fayetteville child custody attorney, we can set up a visitation schedule that gives both parents time with their child. This includes Web cam, Skype and phone visits, which are very important to military servicemen and women who are stationed elsewhere or overseas.

Our Ft. Bragg Child Visitation Attorney Advocates For Military Families

At Heather D. Miller Nichols PA, we are passionate about creating the best possible environment for your children. Instead of viewing this as a negative life event, we view it as an opportunity to take one family and make it into two. We are dedicated to compassionately and practically preparing a brighter, happier future for you and your loved ones.

Taking a nontraditional, innovative approach, our experienced staff is committed to making your life easier. We see no benefit in offering false hopes and unrealistic expectations. If we do not have an answer you are looking for, we will tap into our many resources and find it.

Call Lawyer Heather Cooke For Thorough Custody Dispute Representation

Our office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Please note that if public schools are not in session due to a holiday or inclement weather, our office will also be closed. We, too, have children and are dedicated to spending as much time with them as possible.

To learn more, call 910-672-8684 or complete an online contact form.

How To Find Us

Our office is in the business district of Fayetteville, five minutes from the courthouse and Fort Bragg. We are easily accessible by the MLK Freeway and Bragg Boulevard.




Heather D. Miller Nichols PA

108 Hay Street
Suite 2A
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Toll Free:800-625-9270
Fax: 910-484-7352
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