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Chester is a small borough in New Jersey with a population of only 1,649 as of the 2010 United States Census. This little borough is located in Morris County with an area of 1.5 square miles. Located to the west of Chester is Long Valley with Mendham to the east. Peapack and Gladstone lies to the southeast along with Far Hills. Succasunna-Kenvil as well as Succasunna and Kenvil lie to the northeast. Budd Lake is to the northwest while the largest city, Union, is on the southeast side of the borough. Chester is only about 19 miles from Newark and 38 miles from Manhattan

Almost 14% of residents in Chester are foreign born, mainly from Europe and Asia. Ancestries in this area include Italian, Irish, English, German, Swedish and Polish. Approximately 64.5% of adult residents are married with another nearly 12% divorced or separated.

The Law Firm of Peter Van Aulen serves the residents of Chester and surrounding areas in the area of family law. He has been a practicing attorney dedicated to the families of New Jersey for more than 22 years. He has handled hundreds of cases for divorce, child custody and domestic abuse. He is an avid supporter of those who have been victims of domestic abuse as well as those who have been falsely accused. Mr. Van Aulen has drafted divorce agreements and prenuptial agreements and obtained restraining orders for his clients.

In addition to his years as an attorney, Mr. Van Aulen also presided as an adjunct professor for 13 years. He has written numerous articles on family law matters and has been trained as a mediator. Furthermore, Mr. Van Aulen has received the distinction of being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. This is a distinction that has been given to only a few of the practicing attorneys in New Jersey. The certification shows his dedication to family law as well as his extensive knowledge of the subject matter.

Mr. Van Aulen understands that divorce is difficult and can be trying financially, physically and emotionally. He takes the time to listen to his clients and hear their situations before offering a strategic solution. Mr. Van Aulen is a skilled negotiator and has often resolved cases for his clients without the need for further litigation. However, he is not afraid to take on tough cases and will not back down from a fight when it is in the best interests of his clients. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is based out of 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 The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen today if you need legal counsel about a pending divorce or child custody matter. Give him a call at 201-845-7400 to set up an appointment for a free initial consultation.

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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