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 Is Child Support Determined?
Learn more about how courts calculate child support using a variety of factors.
Legal Requirements for Divorce
There are a few legal requirements which must be met to file for a divorce in most states.
What Happens in a Divorce?
Although divorce is common throughout the United States, the divorce process varies depending on the couple’s situation. Here is an overview of the basic divorce process.
Is Common Law Marriage a Good Alternative to Legal Marriage?
Learn more about the benefits and risks of a common law marriage.
Divorce Lawyers' Fees Can Be Reduced When Spouses Act "Reasonably"
It's no surprise that hiring a divorce attorney can be expensive, but in the end, you and your spouse can each control legal fees by acting reasonably and working together to settle your divorce.
Judges Decide Child Custody - Not Kids
It's a common misconception that children over the age of 14 can decide where to live after a divorce. The only time a child may choose where to live is when that child turns 18.
Spousal Support (Alimony)
It's common to feel a sense of relief after the judge finalizes your divorce, but what happens if your obligations to your spouse continue after the marriage.
The Child's Best Interests Are What Matter in Court
When parents ask the court for help in deciding custody and parenting time matters, the judge's only concern is what's in the child's best interest.