Few other New England towns can rival Greenwich’s unique combination of lush green spaces, impressive mansions and stunning views of the Long Island Sound. Additionally, an exciting duality has blossomed in Greenwich in recent years between the “old world” multi-generational Greenwich families and “new world” residents, creating an exciting cosmopolitan mix on Connecticut’s Gold Coast and producing a truly one-of-a-kind collective. The attorneys at Needle | Cuda offer results-oriented representation for Greenwich residents dealing with sensitive family law issues that arise in the extraordinary, high net worth community. Experienced in high net worth divorce, we work to safeguard our clients’ shares in sizeable estates and to ensure that children receive the support to which they are entitled.
Our firm’s divorce attorneys and legal staff live, work and raise families in Fairfield County and have spent considerable time in Greenwich, enjoying the eateries on Greenwich Avenue and Sound Beach Avenue or taking our kids to play at Cardinal Stadium, Bruce Park or Havemeyer Field.
Firm Partner Alexander Cuda is a regular speaker and active volunteer with the Greenwich YMCA Domestic Abuse Services and their Civil Court Services Program. In fact, Alex was the 2020 recipient of the Greenwich YMCA’s Purple Ribbon Award for his Outstanding Commitment to the victims of domestic violence in Greenwich.
Attorney Needle and her husband Chris Lynch, Needle | Cuda’s General Manager, were married at the Greenwich Hyatt in 1993. Chris is also a native of Greenwich, CT (Cos Cob – Cat Rock Road – Old Stone Bridge – Bible Street) and a Graduate of Greenwich High School.
Growing up in Greenwich (specifically Cos Cob), Chris was a prolific youth football player. He was a North Mianus Cowboy, a Binney Bear and an Eastern Junior High School Gator. Chris served as the Co-Captain of the undefeated 1983 Greenwich Cardinal’s State Championship Team and New Haven Register 1983 All-State Defensive End. He was also co-captain of the 1983 Greenwich Cardinal’s Basketball Team. Chris continued on to play football at Princeton University.
Melissa and Chris remain very connected to Greenwich, both with relatives and many lifelong friends still living in town. They still love to hit Todd’s Point, anchor off Great Captain’s Island (or Little), the Greenwich Yacht Club Regatta, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Charity golf tournaments at the “Griff,” Scarpelli’s for Hot Italian Sausage, Rinaldi’s County Store on Orchard Street for a chicken “parm” wedge, Upper Crust Bagel in O.G. for a loaded Hot Bagel and a chat with Rob, The Plaza Diner for a Greek omelet, and grabbing quick slice from Glenville Pizza.
And, who doesn’t love their secret splurge at Lynnens, a fun night out with friends at Polpo or Valbella, a quiet romantic dinner in Belle Haven at the Homestead, St. Moritz’s Quiche and their crazy good Chocolate Mousse Cake?
Needle | Cuda: Divorce and Family Law proudly Greenwich, Connecticut’s neighborhoods including: Central Greenwich, Belle Haven, Old Greenwich, Riverside, Mianus, Cos Cob, Byrum, Glenville, Pemberwick, Stanwich, Lake Avenue and Round Hill. Guidance that moves lives forward.
Our strong community ties, personal connections, passion and authenticity shine through in our legal work. A focus of our firm is preserving the love and respect between family members while aggressively pursuing our clients’ legitimate legal interests. If your family is going through a tumultuous time, we can work to bring about practical and legal solutions.
Greenwich residents who choose to work with us can count on our unceasing commitment and professionalism. Our Greenwich divorce attorneys skillfully pursue solutions in disputes over:
Our divorce attorneys respect the importance of compromise even as we pursue client-centered advocacy. The strategy developed for your case will reflect and address your circumstances and concerns. During contentious divorces, when mediation and alternative dispute resolutions fail to bring about acceptable solutions, we zealously pursue our clients’ interests through litigation.
The Westport, Connecticut divorce and family law office of Needle | Cuda is located just a 15-minute drive north on I-95 from Darien. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our committed attorneys, call 203-557-9500 or contact us online.
Greenwich YWCA Domestic Abuse Services
259 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
24/7 Hotline 203-622-0003
YWCA Greenwich is the only state-designated provider of domestic abuse services in Greenwich with staff who are licensed to provide a variety of victim services, including immediate crisis intervention to help victims cope with physical, emotional and psychological trauma from abuse. Our trained counselors are ready to listen and provide support and guidance.
No person is ever turned away from YWCA Greenwich and all services are confidential and provided free of charge.
Greenwich Police Department
Domestic Violence Unit Supervisor
11 Bruce Place
The DVU conducts investigations, Protective/ Restraining Order enforcement, coordinates with the Domestic Violence Prosecutors at the Stamford Superior Court, adult probation and the Department of Children and Families. Some of the services provided are Domestic Violence Investigation, Lethality Assessment, Referrals to Domestic Abuse Services at the Greenwich YWCA as well as U and T Visa affidavits and Crisis Intervention and provides training.
Focusing on Greenwich divorce and family law, the attorneys of Needle | Cuda in Westport, Connecticut dedicate our efforts to obtaining positive outcomes through efficient means. To schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our respected legal team, call 203-557-9500 or contact us online.