Margaret E. Padovano



Practicing law in New Jersey since 1974, Attorney Padovano’s practice is devoted exclusively to all maters related to family law. She is committed to strong advocacy and to handling clients’ issues expeditiously and effectively. She has establish a well-deserved reputation as an effective negotiator of difficult and complex issues and is equally adept at strong and tenacious advocacy when necessary.Former County and Municipal Prosecutor

Former Municipal Court Judge (2005-2017)

Essex Co. Deputy Surrogate (Former)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
862-233-9013  Phone
973-731-8405  Phone
973-325-7934  Fax
University Attended:
College of St. Elizabeth, B.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University Law School, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, New Jersey; 1974, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
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West Orange, New Jersey

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