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Chatham is a small, growing borough located in Morris County, which is situated in the northern portion of the state. The population is 8,962, according to the 2010 United States Census. It covers just under 2.5 square miles and is located almost 22 miles from Manhattan. Newark is 10.5 miles to the east of Chatham while several smaller boroughs surround this area. Madison is on the northwest with New Providence to the southwest. Florham Park is to the north with Woodland Park to the south. Short Hills and Millburn are on the east side with Union and Springfield to the southeast.

About ten percent of the population are foreign born with most of them coming from Europe followed by Asia. Ancestry for native-born residents is quite diverse with backgrounds including Irish, Italian, German, Polish, English and French. Over 64% of the adult population is married with another 6% either divorced or separated.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide representation in matters of family law for the residents of Chatham, all of Morris County and northern New Jersey. Mr. Van Aulen is an experienced family law attorney who has been practicing for more than 22 years. He has won hundreds of cases for his clients in all areas of family law, including child custody, child relocation and grandparent custody. He has drafted divorce decrees and prenuptial agreements and obtained restraining orders for clients.

Mr. Van Aulen served as an adjunct professor for 13 years in addition to his experience in family law. He has written numerous family law articles, and he is a trained mediator. With his unique combination of legal and academic experience, Mr. Van Aulen provides solid representation for the best interests of his clients. He has also been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney, a distinction given to only a few attorneys in the state. To receive this certification, he had to complete many continuing education courses and be evaluated by his peers. He also completed an extensive exam for this certification.

Divorce takes a toll on a person in many ways, and Mr. Van Aulen understands the impact of making the decision to pursue this course of action. He cares about his clients and will offer sound legal advice to help them move forward in their lives. He goes beyond the legal implications and also considers the emotional and psychological impact of the situation to find the best resolution. As a skilled negotiator, Mr. Van Aulen is often able to avoid lengthy litigation for his clients. However, he is also dedicated to fighting for his clients when a case must go to litigation. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

Mr. Van Aulen provides the following services for his clients:

  • 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

Contact Mr. Van Aulen today at 201-845-7400 for a free initial consultation. Schedule an appointment at the meeting location of your choice to learn how he can help you.

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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