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Bergenfield, New Jersey is located just five miles to the west of Yonkers, New York. It is also only 13 miles from New York City. It is located in the middle of Bergen County on the east side and has a population of 26,764, according to the U. S. 2000 Census. Bergenfield is a diverse city with people of Italian, Irish, German and Polish descent. The majority of Filipinos who live in the county choose this city as home. The nearest cities include Teaneck, Englewood, Tenafly borough and River Edge borough. About one-third of the residents commute to other cities for work. Females make up slightly more than half of the population, and the average family size is 3.46. For the adult population in Bergenfield, 7.4% are divorced with another 53.7% married. This is a growing community with a 2% increase from the 2000 Census.

Bergenfield was listed in 2010 as one of the Best Places to Live in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine. It was also named as the safest municipality in the country by NeighborhoodScout in 2012. This status was for towns with over 25,000 residents. It continued its high ratings in 2013 and 2014 in second place. Bus service provides public transportation for the residents of Bergenfield to other nearby communities. This borough has been popular with television as well. An episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition aired in 2006 from a home in Bergenfield. It was also the site of several scenes from the film, Go Man, Go! About the Harlem Globetrotters. Students in the fifth grade were included as extras in the movie. Several athletes and actors hail from Bergenfield.

As with any growing community, the increase in divorce rates also rises proportionately. It is important to find a trusted and knowledgeable attorney during such a difficult time in your life. The Law Office of Peter Van Aulen offers you a committed attorney who will fight for your rights. Mr. Van Aulen has twenty-two years of experience in divorce and many family matters. He is not afraid to tackle the tough issues to see that you receive the closure you need. He has represented clients in custody cases, parent alienation, and child abduction. In addition, he has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney to mark his experience, education and skills.

Mr. Van Aulen also serves as a mediator for clients to avoid the necessity of a trial. His background as an adjunct professor along with his current experience as a family law attorney gives him the experience that you need on your side. He has handled hundreds of divorce and custody cases and even represented both sides in domestic abuse cases. He offers a listening ear to understand the particulars of your case before creating a strategy to help you reach the desired results.

Mr. Van Aulen's office is located in Saddle Brook. He will fight hard for you and go to trial if necessary. However, his mediation and negotiation skills often result in resolution before a trial is required.

The Law Office of Peter Van Aulen offer assistance in numerous areas:

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

If you are in the middle of any of these situations, you need someone on your side. You need someone who can fight for you and advise you in the best course of action. You don’t have to go it alone. In fact, you need experienced legal representation to guide you and protect your interests in these situations. Peter Van Aulen will give listen to your story and give you sound advice that comes from his many years of experience. Contact him today for a consultation at 201-845-7400.

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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