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Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove is a township that is located along the northern edge of Essex County, New Jersey. Essex County is in the northern portion of the state and is situated not far from New York City. The population of Cedar Grove is 12,411, as calculated by the 2010 United States Census. This small community has been ranked as one of the best places to live in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly and encompasses an area of just under 4 ½ square miles. The community is divided into three sections: North End, South End and Central Cedar Grove.

The name for the borough came from the numerous cedar trees that at one time covered the valley and surrounding hills. In the beginning, Cedar Grove was a farming town, but today it’s a popular suburb in Essex County where people go to get away from the busy cities of New York City and Newark. One of the well-known landmarks of this borough is Frank Dailey’s Meadowbrook Ballroom, which hosted famous bands like Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Frank Sinatra also performed here. While it is no longer a place for music, the building still stands. This community was also homme to the first dinner theatre with the Meadowbrook Dinner Theatre from 1959 to 1973 with numerous productions being held there during that period.

The township is surrounded by other small boroughs, including North Caldwell to the west, Little Falls to the northeast, Verona to the south and Montclair to the southeast. Other nearby towns include Upper Montclair, Caldwell, Singac and Brookdale. Clifton is just four miles to the east with a population of over 78,000. Newark is almost nine miles to the southeast with Manhattan another six miles further.

Approximately 13% of the residents are foreign-born with the majority coming from Asia and Europe. Of those who were born in the U.S. they come from a variety of ancestries, including Italian, Irish, German, Polish, English and Arab. Just over half of adult residents are married with another 8.5% either separated or divorced.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is proud to represent the residents of Cedar Grove and Essex County. Mr. Van Aulen is an experienced attorney who specializes in family law and divorce. He has been practicing for 22 years and has successfully handled many cases. He has drafted prenuptial agreements for couples planning to get married, created divorce decrees for those ending their union and obtained restraining orders in matters of domestic abuse.

Mr. Van Aulen is also a skilled negotiator and is often able to avoid the time and expense of litigation by reaching a satisfactory agreement for his client. Besides his legal experience, he has also served as an adjunct professor of law and written numerous articles on family law.

You can trust Mr. Van Aulen to fight hard for you. He listens to your situation and offers solid legal counsel while mounting a strong case on your behalf. He is a dedicated attorney who is not afraid to take on complex cases. He has handled many child custody cases for both men and women and represented victims of domestic abuse. Furthermore, his cases have included paternity testing, grandparent custody and child relocation. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Bergen County, in Saddle Brook. His office is conveniently near exits for Route 17, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 80 and New Jersey Parkway.

Look to Mr. Van Aulen if you need representation is any of the following areas:

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

Peter Van Aulen can put his experience and skills to work for you. Call him today at 201-845-7400 for a consultation. Trust The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen to help you get through your problem and get on with your life.

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