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
- 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.