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Located in the middle of Union County, Cranford was ranked as the 34th best place to live by New Jersey Monthly in 2010. Union County is in the northeastern part of the state. Cranford has a population of 22,625, according to statistics from the 2010 United States Census. It encompasses a total of 4.87 square miles.

Cranford is only 18 miles from Brooklyn, New York and just eight miles from Newark. Several small boroughs surround this township, including Westfield to the west and Roselle to the east. Kenilworth and Roselle Park are located to the northeast while Garwood is located to the southwest. To the northwest, you will find Mountainside while Linden is located to the southeast. Union is the largest city nearby at only three miles to the northeast.

The residents of Cranford are diverse with about 7% hailing directly from Europe, Latin America or Asia. Those who are native born also have varied ancestries, including Italian, Irish, Polish, German and English. A little over 56% of the adult population is currently married while another 28% have never married and 7% are either divorced or separated.

Residents of Cranford and the surrounding area can rely on The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen for all of their legal needs in family matters. Mr. Van Aulen has over 22 years of experience that he puts to work for his clients. He is devoted to providing the best representation and will fight for the best interests of those who need his help. He has won many cases both large and small in various family issues, including child custody, international child abduction and alimony and child support. Mr. Van Aulen has also served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. It is this combination of academics and legal experience that makes Mr. Van Aulen the dedicated, knowledgeable attorney that he is.

Mr. Van Aulen was certified as a matrimonial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, an achievement held by very few of approximately 86,000 practicing attorneys. This certification is evidence of his dedication to the profession with the extensive education received through continuing legal education courses and the favorable evaluations from his peers and judges.

You can visit The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. For your convenience, Mr. Van Aulen also has several meeting locations throughout the northern part of the state. In Bergen County, you can choose from Mahwah, Fort Lee, Paramus or Woodcliff Lake. Locations in other counties include Parsippany, Totowa and Jersey City. For those who live right in Cranford, there is a meeting location in town.

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

Divorce is a difficult situation that you may find yourself in. If you have children, the circumstances are often even more complicated. It is during this time in your life that you want an attorney to represent you who understands the impact that divorce has on the lives affected. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for you and will provide a solid strategy for your case, contact Mr. Van Aulen. Call him at 201-845-7400 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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