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
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..
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?
Child support is money that one parent pays to the other to help support a child. Courts in New York follow specific guidelines when determining the proper amount of support, but parents can agree to deviate from that formula.
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.
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.
When you and your spouse agree on the terms of ending your marriage in Alaska, you might be able to file for a dissolution—a faster way to end your marriage than the traditional divorce process.
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.
Information about child support laws, modification, and enforcement in New Hampshire.
Learn about the uncontested divorce process in California.
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.