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Law Firm in Westport, CT

Needle | Cuda

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Needle | Cuda is a top family law firm focused on divorce
alimony, property division, custody/visitation, relocation
If you are going through a divorce or have another urgent family law issue, Needle | Cuda is ready to help. We provide highly responsive service and effective representation. Call us for a consultation.
Bio
Attorney Melissa Needle is a lifetime resident of Connecticut. She was born in New Haven and raised in Fairfield. Her family has deep roots in Connecticut and she is a third-generation attorney. (Her father is the well-known transactional lawyer Charles Needle of Zeldes, Needle & Cooper of Bridgeport.) Since her admission to the bar in 1990, Ms. Needle has practiced matrimonial law exclusively. She has been an active family law litigator and many of the cases in which she has appeared involve issues including the division of high net worth estates, complex family businesses, highly contested custody, and requests for child relocation. Before launching her own practice and subsequently jointly forming Needle & Cuda, Melissa accumulated substantial experience at several leading Fairfield County family law firms. She is well-known in Connecticut courts as a fair fighter with high principles and integrity who does not shy away from litigation if that path is the best opportunity for her client to reach an equitable solution. Melissa understands that divorce is not just about the dissolution of marriage or stop-gap solutions but helping clients to plan for the rest of their lives. She resides in Wesport, CT with her husband and has three children.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Family Law
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help  Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Divorce
Certifications
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Education/Training
Tufts University, B.A., 1987
Whittier College School of Law, J.D., 1990
Memberships
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
American Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Connecticut Family Lawyer, Editorial Board, Former Member
Special Master, Connecticut Superior Court
Speaker: Connecticut Bar Association 2010 Annual Meeting
Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1990, Connecticut 1991, New York
Free Consultation
Yes
Location
830 Post Rd. East
Suite 101
WestportCT 06880
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