Melissa Heinig

Attorney · Cooley Law School

Melissa Heinig is a practicing attorney and founder of her own law firm--The Law Office of Melissa J. Heinig in Livingston County, Michigan. Melissa has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2010 and has assisted clients with a wide range of family law issues, including divorce, custody, parenting time, and child support. Recently, Melissa worked for Lakeshore Legal Aid as an intake attorney helping low-income clients with a wide range of legal matters, from family law and public benefits to consumer complaints and landlord/tenant disputes.

Melissa received her B.A. from Western Michigan University and her J.D. from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Articles By Melissa Heinig

Divorce Decree vs. Divorce Certificate: What's the Difference?
Divorce decrees are not the same as divorce certificates. Find out when you might need a copy of your divorce decree instead of your divorce certificate.
How to Get a Cheap Divorce
Spending thousands of dollars on your divorce isn’t required. Here are some options for getting divorced on a budget.
Who Makes Medical Decisions for a Child After Divorce?
Making medical decisions for a child after divorce is one of the most important responsibilities a parent has. Learn how courts decide which parent gets to make medical decisions and what to do if you don’t agree with your co-parent’s decisions.
Understanding and Calculating Alimony in Delaware
Alimony is a hot-button issue with most divorcing couples, and it's essential to understand how your court will handle the subject during your divorce.
How to Separate: Protect Your Rights Before Divorce
If you're considering filing for divorce, should you move out of your marital home? Does your state require you to separate? How can you protect your rights?
Legal Separation in Arizona FAQs
Divorce isn't a quick or easy process, so if you're walking a line between reconciliation with your spouse or permanently ending your marriage, it's essential that you understand your options. Are you familiar with the alternatives to divorce in Arizona?
Virginia Child Custody Laws
Whether you're going through a divorce or separation, if you have minor children, you're going to need to talk about custody. Child custody is often the most emotional and complex topic for parents going through a divorce or separation. Continue reading to learn more about child custody and visitation in Virginia.
Same-Sex Divorce: Everything You Need to Know
Married gay couples have the same right to get divorced as straight couples. But they might face particular complications, including issues around parental and property rights..
Filing for Child Support: How to Apply and How Much You Can Get
Both parents are responsible for financially supporting their child, no matter their relationship status. Find out how to apply for a child support order to collect from your child’s other parent.
Uncontested Divorce in Colorado
In Colorado, some divorcing couples an elect to file an uncontested divorce, which may save both spouses time and money. Continue reading to learn if you meet the requirements for this type of divorce process.