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Bloomfield is a township that lies on the northeastern edge of Essex County in New Jersey. According to the 2010 United States Census, it has a population of 47,315. Brookdale is a census-designated place that is located within Bloomfield. Silver Lake is similarly designated, except that the population is split between Bloomfield and Belleville. The township covers an area of just over five miles, which is much smaller than the early size of almost 20 square miles when it was incorporated.

Bloomfield is surrounded by many small boroughs, including Glen Ridge to the east, Brookdale to the north, and Silver Lake and North Arlington to the southeast. To the southwest lies East Orange while Montclair is to the northwest and Nutley to the northeast. Newark is the largest nearby city just under five miles to the south. Manhattan is 11.5miles to the east of Bloomfield.

Almost one-quarter of residents of Bloomfield were born on foreign soil. Many of them come from Latin America or Asia. Those who are native to the U.S. come from diverse backgrounds, including Italian, Irish, German, Polish, English and West Indian. About 47% of the adult population is married with another 10% either separated or divorced.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides representation to the residents of Bloomfield and all of Essex County in matters of family law. Mr. Van Aulen brings to the table 22 years of experience of fighting for his clients' rights. He has provided legal counsel in matters of divorce and child custody, alimony and grandparents' custody. He has represented those who are victims of domestic abuse as well as those who have been falsely accused. He is not afraid to take on challenging cases and will mount a strong defense on his clients' behalf. He understands the challenges that come with family issues and will provide supportive and solid counsel.

Mr. Van Aulen is a trained mediator and has served as an adjunct professor of law. In addition, he has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. This is a unique distinction given to a small percentage of the practicing attorneys in New Jersey. He is also a skilled negotiator who has helped many clients find resolution outside the courtroom.

Contact Mr. Van Aulen for a free initial consultation if you are considering divorce or have already taken the first step. He will help bring your situation to resolution so that you can get on with your life. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen are based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide the following services:

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

Take the next step in starting over by contacting Mr. Van Aulen. He will help you resolve this stage in your life so that you can begin anew. Call The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen today for your 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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