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.
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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..
In Alabama, as in every other state, child custody and visitation are often two of the most emotionally-charged elements in a divorce. Knowing in advance how your state deals with these issues can help you down the road.
The only way to end a marriage in Texas is to file for divorce. But what if you aren't confident that divorce is the answer to your problems? Texas doesn't allow couples to "legally separate," but there are other alternatives.
Learn more about Texas divorce and community property laws.
Divorcing couples must work through many issues, including property division. Learn more about how Texas courts divide property in a divorce.
While divorce is sometimes inevitable, your divorce does not need to mirror the plot of a bad soap opera. Drama and discord are not a necessary part of the divorce process. In Texas, divorcing spouses who meet a strict set of requirements may qualify for a simplified divorce process that can save time, money, and relationships.
In Pennsylvania, couples who meet specific requirements may be eligible for a faster and less expensive divorce process. Continue reading this article to determine if you're eligible for a mutual divorce.
Believe it or not, highly contested divorces aren't the norm in today's society. They often require multiple court appearances, time away from work, and thousands of dollars on attorney's fees. If you'd rather not spend the next year in and out of court, you may be interested in Virginia's simplified divorce process.
Without question, going through a divorce can be an emotional and challenging experience. Whether you're filing for divorce or your spouse surprised you with the request, a divorce checklist can help you get through this difficult time.
Fighting and arguing through a divorce isn't uncommon, but if you're willing to work with your soon-to-be ex, your divorce can be different. Continue reading to find out if you qualify for an uncontested divorce in New York.