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Melissa G Rua

Melissa G Rua

  • Family Law
  • Connecticut
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Attorney Rua began her legal career in 2004 as a family law paralegal. She worked as a paralegal for over ten years, before graduating law school, cum laude, in 2015. While in law school, Attorney Rua focused on family law, earning a concentration with honors in that area. She earned both her undergrad and law degrees while working full time as a paralegal and raising a family.

Attorney Rua exclusively handles family law matters, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody, child support, alimony and post judgment matters. She focuses primarily on negotiating cases and bringing them to settlement. In law school, she obtained a distinguished award for her negotiating skills. Attorney Rua acknowledges that sometimes settlements are not obtainable. In these cases, she will fight aggressively for her clients in the court room.

Attorney Rua provides free initial consultations and accepts cases in the following districts: Stamford/Norwalk, Bridgeport, Milford and New Haven. Attorney Rua can be reached via phone or text (203-590-0489) and via email:

When she's not fighting for her clients, Attorney Rua enjoys quiet movie nights at home and spending time with her family, which include two children and five pets (2 dogs and 3 cats).

Practice Area
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Law
Honors: Cume Laude
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Sacred Heart University
B.A. (2009) | Business Administration
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Chalumeau Law Group, LLC
40 Richards Ave
7th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06854
Cell: (203) 590-0489
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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