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Fort Bragg Child Custody Lawyer

Man carrying child with a big smile
Man carrying child with a big smile

In a military marriage, when one parent is deployed, the remaining parent typically is the custodial parent, as stated in a temporary or permanent military family care plan. If a custody dispute takes place, however, family law courts will not observe the family care plan when determining the primary and secondary custodial parents.

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Typically, a primary custodial parent lives with the child and the secondary custodial parent visits the child. If one parent has primary custody and he or she deploys, a family care plan makes it possible to modify who the primary parent is in this situation, unless there is a reason the secondary parent cannot assume this role. When the primary parent returns, his or her station as the majority decision maker is reinstated.

In many cases, a primary parent will deploy with a family care plan in place, but without a custody order. In these situations, the deployed parent may return to find that the secondary parent is unwilling to give up his or her time and decision-making ability with the child. By developing a strong family care plan and a custody order, we provide peace of mind should a parent deploy. Great care must be taken when drafting the plan.

With the help of our knowledgeable Fort Bragg child custody attorney at Heather D. Miller Nichols PA, our clients can rest assured that their child is being cared for and that their parental responsibilities will stay intact should they need to deploy.

If you are experiencing a non-military parental relocation, regardless of the reason for the move, typically he or she must provide at least 60-days notice, during which we work together with our clients to establish a plan that will serve the child first and foremost, ensuring that he or she is being cared for adequately.

Contact Lawyer Heather Cooke To File A Custody Order

Our Fayetteville, North Carolina, 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 we 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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