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Divorce and Family Law Services in Fairfield, Connecticut

Experienced Connecticut legal team pursues favorable outcomes

Fairfield is regularly named as one of the best places to live in Connecticut. The town offers enviable coastal access, proximity to New York City, charming New England architecture and ample opportunities for family fun. It is no wonder that Fairfield residents undergoing divorce may fear having to give up the lives they have built. The attorneys at Needle | Cuda work strategically to help Fairfield clients hold onto what matters most during high net worth divorces, custody battles and other disputes.

Understanding the complexities of the Fairfield, CT community and its high net worth divorces

Anyone truly familiar with the town of Fairfield knows the pride residents take in the community they continually foster, the lives they build and the memories they share. The attorneys and legal staff at our firm have strong personal connections to the town of Fairfield. Attorney Melissa Needle is a Fairfield, CT native and attended public schools through her graduation from the former Roger Ludlow High School. As a child, Attorney Needle also played little league on all of the baseball, primary, middle school, and high school fields throughout the town with her father, Attorney Charles M. Needle, watching closely as her former coach.

We all take such things for granted today, but in 1974, Melissa had to sue the National Little League for the right to play. When she was only a 3rd grader at Stratfield School, Melissa fought in Federal Court and ultimately won the ability “to play ball.” Her lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in New Haven with the help of her mother, Nancy Needle, a Fairfield school teacher. Their lawsuit charged that Little League officials were discriminating against Melissa strictly on the basis of sex by permitting only boys to play little league.

Our firm and its extended families have enjoyed many years of celebrations with friends and families at the Penfield Beach Pavilions, sunsets at the Fairfield Beach Club, youth sports down at South Pine Creek, hikes around Lake Mohegan, playing bogey golf with an occasional birdie down at Smith-Richardson, walking our dog (Cooper) down Sasco Hill Rd. and Sasco Beach, memories of seeing a movie at the old community theater followed by a chocolate dipped cone at DQ, a reuben down at the Firehouse Deli and picking up our Thanksgiving Turkeys and Christmas filets from Craig down at Spic & Span in Southport.

We are also big fans of the diversity offered by Fairfield’s neighborhoods like Greenfield Hill, Southport, Sasco Hill, Blackrock, Sturges, Grasmere, Lake Hills and Lake Mohegan

We interact with our Fairfield neighbors on a daily basis, whether on Metro North, at local restaurants, or on the sidelines – the boosters for the Warde-Mustangs, Ludlow-Falcons, and the Prep-Jesuits all get equal treatment. After decades living in the area, we understand the values and concerns of Fairfield parents and homeowners. We will listen empathetically to your individual needs.

Our attorneys and support staff understand life in Fairfield because we have decades long connections to the community. Our clients are our neighbors, and we devote careful attention and hands-on service to every case.

Determined counselors work to protect best interests of divorcing spouses in Fairfield, CT

We know the perks and concerns that come along with Fairfield residency, and how these factors play into such issues as:

  • Property division — The larger the marital estate, the more there is to disagree about in a divorce. We help our clients make smart decisions while negotiating asset division settlements and asserting the right to a fair share of the marital property.
  • Alimony — If one spouse is financially dependent on the other, the dependent spouse may be awarded alimony to help him or her maintain the standard of living established during the marriage. Alimony amounts can be considerable when spouses enjoyed the perks of wealth.
  • Child support — Calculations of child support are based on the needs of the child and the income of each parent. A high standard of living can result in large child support payments, as a court may count expensive extracurricular activities and education among the child’s needs.
  • Child custody and visitation — Even when couples agree to share custody, a parenting plan needs to be ironed out with regard to the flexibility of each parent’s and child’s schedule. We negotiate child custody and visitation agreements and fight for custody in court.

Our legal team carries on creative problem-solving while pursuing the best possible outcomes for clients, considering long-term and immediate needs.

Contact knowledgeable Fairfield County high net worth divorce and family law attorneys

Located just a short drive away in Westport, the divorce and family law attorneys of Needle | Cuda provide skillful legal guidance and representation for Fairfield, Connecticut clients. To schedule your confidential consultation with a dedicated local attorney, call 203-429-4151 or contact us online.

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