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Elizabeth is the county seat of Union County in New Jersey. It is also the largest town in this county, which lies on the northeastern portion of the state. The population according to the 2010 United States Census is 124,969, which makes it the fourth largest city in the state. It is a growing community with over 10% growth since the 1990 Census. Elizabeth was also named by Popular Science as one of the 50 greenest cities in America, the only city in the state to receive that distinction.

The town occupies almost 13.5 square miles and was the first capital of the state. It was also the scene of many attacks during the Revolutionary War. Today, several small boroughs border this town with Roselle, Kenilworth and Roselle Park to the west and Bayonne to the east. Hillside, Union and Irvington are located to the northwest while Linden is to the southwest. Newark is just five miles away with Brooklyn 13.5 miles due east.

Almost half of the residents are foreign born with ten percent of them originating from Latin America. Those who are native to the U.S. have diverse ancestries that include Portuguese, West Indian, Italian, Irish and Polish. Just over 38% of the adult population is married with another 41% never married and 15% either divorced or separated.

The residents of Elizabeth and the surrounding communities in Union County can turn to The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen when they need representation in matters of family law and divorce. Peter Van Aulen has been a practicing attorney in this area for more than 22 years. He has experience in many aspects of family law, winning child custody cases for both men and women and fighting for the rights of victims of domestic abuse. Mr. Van Aulen has drafted prenuptial agreements and divorce decrees as well as representing grandparents in custody battles.

In addition to his vast experience within the legal system, Mr. Van Aulen was also an adjunct professor for 13 years. He was trained as a mediator and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney, a distinction held by only a few attorneys in the state. This certification is evidence of his dedication to the area of family law as well as the level of education and knowledge that is required. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Peter Van Aulen's office is conveniently located near the New Jersey Parkway, Route 80, Route 17 and New Jersey Turnpike.

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 for a free initial consultation if you are considering divorce or have other need for representation in the matters of family law. Call The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 to schedule an appointment.

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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