Attorney Melissa Needle, Managing Partner of Needle|Cuda: Divorce and Family Law discusses high-net-worth divorce in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Contested Child Custody.
Needle|Cuda proudly serves clients in Greenwich, Darien, Fairfield, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Southport, Westport, Wilton and the surrounding towns and communities.
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Firm Description (Fairfield County Divorce and Family Law)
Needle | Cuda is a Fairfield County Divorce and Family Law Firm offering personalized, experienced, and aggressive representation in all family issues such as divorce, alimony, restraining orders, custody, child support, relocation, post-judgment modification, and prenuptial agreements. Needle | Cuda is a “high touch” law firm that places a premium on client service. In the comfort of our welcoming Westport office, we discuss your situation thoroughly and provide the information and guidance you need to make a well- informed decision.
Attorney Melissa J. Needle focuses her practice exclusively on family law. Her firm, Needle | Cuda: Divorce and Family Law is based in Westport, Connecticut, she provides astute advice and counsel to clients throughout Fairfield County--serving Westport, Greenwich, New Canaan, Wilton, Darien, and Fairfield. Ms. Needle has been admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts since 1990, and she is also admitted to practice in New York.
Attorney Needle's approach strikes a hard-to-find balance between aggressive client representation and the preservation family. Before starting Needle|Cuda, Attorney Needle found that most firms in the market practiced at the extreme ends of the spectrum -- either being overly aggressive or collaborative to a fault. Needle|Cuda strives to deliver a service that brings clients the best of both worlds to its clients because the long-term dynamic and health of your family is worth protecting.
Attorney Needle specializes is high net worth divorces and deals frequently with closely held family businesses, hedge fund investments/ownership interests, private equity ownership interests, complex family trusts, and other complex assets valuations. A forceful courtroom advocate and expert family law litigator, Attorney Needle has also worked on highly contested custody and relocation disputes, although she strives to help her clients come to an agreement in a less-adversarial manner such as mediation when that is possible.
Ms. Needle's experience has also encompassed the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and various types of protective orders for domestic violence victims. Attorney Needle also helps clients who have already divorced and who are seeking enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders. The holder of an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo, she has been named as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut by the American Institute of Legal Counsel and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Connecticut by Family Law and Practice Magazine. Ms. Needle is a 1987 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, and she obtained her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 1990. Attorney Melissa Needle is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association (Family Law Section), The Connecticut Bar Association (Family Law Section), The Bridgeport Bar Association (Family Law Section), The New Haven Bar Association (Family Law Section), The Connecticut Bar Association (Family Law Section) , and the American Bar Association (Family Law Section).