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Belleville is a township that lies on the eastern edge of Essex County in New Jersey. The word is French and means "beautiful town." Essex County is in the northern part of the state. Belleville has a population of 35,926, according to the 2010 United States Census. The total area is almost 3.4 square miles and is bordered on one side by the Second River that runs through Branch Brook Park. The township refers to itself as the Cherry Blossom Capital of America.

Newark is just four miles away across the Second River while Manhattan is only ten miles to the east. East Orange is three miles from Belleville. Surrounding this township are other small communities that include North Arlington and Silver Lake, which actually shares a portion of its residents with Belleville and the other portion with nearby Bloomfield. Nutley lies to the north. Brookdale, Glen Ridge and Kearny are also nearby.

About one-third of the residents of Belleville are foreign-born with the majority coming from Latin America followed by Asia. Native-born residents can trace their ancestries back to Italy, Ireland, Germany, England and Poland. Of the adult population, just over 47% are married with another 10% either divorced or separated.

Representing the township of Belleville and surrounding communities is The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. He is a trusted attorney with 22 years of experience. He specializes in the area of family law and has handled numerous child custody and divorce cases. He has drafted prenuptial agreements and divorce decrees and handled matters of child support and child relocation. He has successfully represented both men and women in child support cases and advocated for the victims of domestic abuse.

Mr. Van Aulen has also been trained as a mediator and is a skilled negotiator. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. He has written numerous articles on family law. Among his many achievements is his certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. This is a distinction held by only a few practicing attorneys in New Jersey and is a recognition of his education, experience and skills.

If you are considering divorce, contact Mr. Van Aulen and let him put his experience to work for you. He understands the emotional and financial impacts of divorce and will fight for your rights. He will listen to your story and then mount a strong case. He is dedicated and passionate about serving his clients no matter how complicated the situation may be.The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

The services provided by Mr. Van Aulen include:

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Paternity
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes

If you are looking for a committed, compassionate attorney who will do his best for you, contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen today at 201-845-7400 for a free initial consultation.

Client Reviews
Peter has integrity, and values his relationships with his clients beyond his financial relationship with them. For me to say this about any lawyer is really saying something. He is compassionate, straightforward and knowledgeable. I would easily recommend him to anybody. Lewie W.
Peter Van Aulen handled my case with great diligence and integrity. He is also a compassionate individual who realizes what a difficult time divorce can be emotionally. Peter works hard and doesn't take any shortcuts in preparing for a case… I highly recommend Mr. Van Aulen and his staff. Chuck Solomon
Peter is an exceptionally great attorney. He handled my child custody case and was able to ease any of my concerns with honest answers. He always took the time to explain the pros/cons and was always available to answer any questions that I had… I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who is looking for one. Jessica Cruz
Peter Van Aulen is a very compassionate, honest and straightforward person. He was there for me at my lowest point with a genuine concern not only for my situation, but for me and my child's well being above all… He is fair and he is strong and when push comes to shove he is there for you. Cathy Dodge
Our cousin used Peter's law office to help with a sticky custody situation. He was extremely responsive, very nice and most importantly did an awesome job with the court! He is awesome. Lawrence Polsky

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