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Madeline M Marzano-Lesnevich

Family Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

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Practice area
  1. Family
    Divorce, Dissolution of Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships, Custody, Parenting Time, Alimony, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Violence, Hague Convention Disputes, Relocation, UCCJEA Proceedings, Paternity, Separation Agreements, PreNuptial Agreements, Reconciliation Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Grandparent Visitation Rights, Termination of Parental Rights, Appeals of all Issues Relating to Family Law, Paternity, Modification of Support Obligations

    34 years

She is President of the national organization, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and past President of its New Jersey Chapter. She is been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney and previously served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Assocation. As a mother of five, her compassion and personal insight into family dynamics enhances her ability to handle difficult cases for clients in turmoil. She has numerous professional publications, has lectured to lawyers and judges on family law issues, has actively participated in professional organizations. Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC has the experience, credentials and compassion to effectively handle your difficult legal challenges:

Specialties: Specializes in complicated matrimonial law, custody, grandparents' rights, domestic violence, child support and parenting time cases

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Licensed for 33 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/06/2022

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Lesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC
21 Main Street Court Palaza South
West Wing
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


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  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Salvatore | July 24, 2015
Madeline was a pleasure to work with. She resolved my matter in a timely and professional way and would highly recommend her to anyone In need of an attorney.
Posted by Leslie | August 8, 2013
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I had just released my prior attorney and from the minute I hired Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich I felt completely confident that she was going to do a great job for me. She gave me encouragement and she was kind and understanding, always listening to me and considering what I wanted. I was impressed by her toughness and strength where it counted and her knowledge of the system. She has great relationships with her clients, her peers, and those within the judicial system. She is very well respected. Throughout the entire process, she always gave me great advise, was there when I needed her and always got back to me immediately. Madeline did a wonderful job, stood by me and negotiated a great divorce settlement. The follow up after the case concluded has been amazing as well. As things have come up she has been there to support me and defend me. I feel she really cares about the people she represents. I would highly recommend Madeline and her team.
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Posted by AD | August 5, 2013
Powerful Attorney with caring heart that knows how to get results.
Madeline Marzano Lesnevich is a amazing attorney with the attentiveness that makes you feel you are her only client. When you call she always answers the phone, email and she emails back immediately. Morning, noon, evening, even at midnight. One night Madeline answered her phone and resolved a issue at 12:30am. Even through the mania of arguing and litigating with my X, Madeline always put the emphasies on whats best for my daughter. Madeline would say "lets get your daughter settled first, then worry about the rest." In court Madeline is always professional, knows the law, and gave me great advice prior to seeing the judge. She is powerful, aggressive, and stands her ground on the issues that matter. During depostions Madeline knew how to get the answers we needed, and knew how to be persistant without being obnoxious, She surrounds herself by knowledgable, attentive, professional co-workers. Everyone in the Lesnevich Marzano Lesnevich firm is professional, Attentive, caring, and symapathetic to your situation. The entire staff helps whenever possible to keep you informed, and make you feel important. Situations like these are difficult and the Lesnevich Marzano Lesnevich firm makes you feel they have your back. I cannot say enough positive things about Madeline. The real proof about Madeline is my custody went from zero to a Full 50-50 arrangement by age year and a half. We have accomplished so many postive things that I cannot list them all, and literally lost none we fought for. The best thing I could say is, my daughter and I are where we are thanks to Madeline and her staff. I bless her daily. I could and would never recommend anyone else in a child custody case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Only cares for her pockets
While Madeline is good at writing threatening letters to the other party, she has zero empathy. She bills for the most minute thing. Hicked up my bill by having internal meetings with other lawyers in the firm to address my case and charging time for BOTH the lawyers! After she drained me of 120k, in legal fees, she dropped me when i told them i have no more money to pay them. The divorce process was not even half way thru. Decide for yourself if she is worth it
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Work Experience

  • Partner, Chair of the Family Law Departmet
  • Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC
  • 1989 - Present


  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • City University of New York, City College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1970
  • Columbia University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science with Honors
  • 1968


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ask Me About SPD
  • Vice President/Secretary
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-New Jersey
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Legislative Award
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • N/A


  • AAJ-NJ
  • The Parent Left Behind: Post-Divorce Relocation from a Legal and Psychological Perspective
  • 2009
  • Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • The New Bankruptcy Act & Its Impact on Family Law
  • 2009
  • Family Law Symposium, NJICLE
  • The Difference Between Sole vs. Joint Custody: What Every Lawyer Must Know
  • 2007
  • Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • In the Interest of Children of Same Sex Couples
  • 2005
  • The New Jersey Domestic Partnership Act
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Electronically Stored Information: Finding the Treasure Trove: Discovery and Admissibility
  • 2011
  • The New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2011
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Similarities and Differences of Matrimonial Law Issues Among NY, NJ & CT
  • 2009
  • In Depth Pleadings, Motions and Discovery for Family Law Paralegals and Recently Admitted Attorneys
  • 2009
  • Family Law Symposium
  • Child Support & College, What is the Correct Result?
  • 2009
  • American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)
  • Relocation Trials: Perspective For & Against; from Lawyers’ and Psychologists’ Views (Wallerstein v. Braver) Theory
  • 2009
  • Preparing a Trial Binder
  • 2008
  • The Trial of a Custody Case
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Understanding the Sweeping Changes to the Bankruptcy Code as it Affects Divorce and Divorcing Parties
  • 2008
  • AAML Summer Institute for Training Family Law Associates
  • The New Bankruptcy Act & Its Impact on Family Law: An Update
  • 2008
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Hackensack Family Lawyer Madeline M Marzano-Lesnevich
Madeline M Marzano-Lesnevich
Family Attorney
Hackensack, NJ
Licensed for 33 years