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

How to Create a Custody Agreement
If you want to avoid an expensive, stressful court battle over child custody, you can agree on a parenting plan. Learn how.
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.
Minnesota Child Custody Laws
There's no question that dealing with a break-up or divorce is complicated, especially if you have children. If you're wondering how courts in Minnesota handle custody matters, you need to first understand the basics.
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..
Is Alimony Tax Deductible for the Paying Spouse?
Whether you divorced ten years ago or you're currently contemplating a divorce, if alimony is a possibility, you'll need to understand the rules surrounding spousal support and taxes.
Child Custody and Visitation Laws in Alabama
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.
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.
What Is an Absolute Divorce?
Every state offers married couples the option for divorce. Before you and your spouse decide which legal path to take, it’s important to understand what absolute divorce is, and what the court requires before you can file.
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.
Uncontested Divorce in Washington
Divorce doesn't always have to be a boxing match between spouses. If you and your spouse can communicate, you may qualify for a streamlined, uncontested divorce process that can save time, headaches, and money.