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Butler is a small borough located in Morris County in New Jersey with a population of 7,539, according to the 2010 United States Census. This borough lies in the northern portion of the county with a total area of just over two square miles. Butler is about 25 miles from Manhattan and 20 miles from Newark. Bloomingdale lies to the northeast along with Oakland and Wanaque. To the southeast is Riverdale, Lincoln Park and Wayne. Kinnelon is on the southwest with Pompton Lakes to the east.

Approximately one-fifth of the residents hail from other countries with many of them coming from Europe and Asia. Those who are native-born have diverse backgrounds, with lineages that include Irish, Italian, Polish, German, English and Dutch. Almost half of the residents are married with another 15% either separated or divorced.

Serving the residents of Butler and northern New Jersey, The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide legal counsel and representation in matters of family law. With over 22 years of experience in family law, He has handled child custody cases for both men and women with successful resolution in many difficult situations. He is also a strong advocate for victims of domestic abuse and has obtained numerous restraining orders for his clients. Mr. Van Aulen has also drafted numerous divorce decrees as well as prenuptial agreements.

In addition to his years of experience, Mr. Van Aulen has several other distinctions that enable him to serve his clients. He was an adjunct professor of for 13 years, and he has written more than 30 articles on family law. He has been trained as a mediator and is a skilled negotiator for his clients. Mr. Van Aulen has also been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. As one of only a few attorneys to receive this certification, it demonstrates his knowledge, skills and education in the area of family law.

Mr. Van Aulen offers a free initial consultation with potential clients to meet with them and learn their stories. He will listen to your case and allow you to get to know him as he formulates a sound strategy for your situation. As a strong negotiator, he is often able to avoid lengthy litigation by finding a compromise that meets the needs of his clients. However, he is not afraid to take the case to litigation if a resolution cannot be found.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The office is near a number of major highways which makes it an easy commute from many towns in Northern New Jersey.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen if you need any of the following services:

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

Call The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 for a consultation. Set up an appointment and take the next step in your situation.

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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