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Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park is a small borough located in the western portion of Bergen County, New Jersey. Bergen County is situated on the eastern side of the state near New York City. Elmwood Park has a population of 19,403, according to the 2010 United States Census and is part of the Bergen – Passaic metropolitan area. The location of which Elmwood Park is part of was once known as Dundee Lake until 1916. Today, it is located close to Saddle Brook, Garfield, Paterson and Rochelle Park. Larger cities that are nearby include Newark, which is 12 miles away. New York City is only 17.5 miles from Elmwood Park. The borough is more spread out than some of the other towns in the vicinity since it encompasses over 2.7 square miles. Residents in the area come from diverse backgrounds with ancestry from Italy, Poland, Ireland, Germany and Russia. Those living here who were foreign-born come from Europe, Asia and Latin America. Just over 54% of adults in Elmwood Park are married while another 8% are divorced.

Elmwood Park is a growing borough with a 2.5% increase in population from the 2000 Census. This was also a 7.4% increase from the previous census taken in 1990. As with most blossoming communities, an increase in domestic issues creates a need for an experienced attorney that is experienced in family law. Peter Van Aulen is that man. With his main office located in nearby Saddle Brook, he is able to serve the needs of surrounding communities such as Elmwood Park. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide representation in many family matters, including divorce, annulment, even paternity issues and grandparent custody. Mr. Van Aulen has handled hundreds of cases and represented clients on both sides of the issue. As a trained mediator, he also is a successful negotiator to avoid the timeliness and expense of a trial.

Mr. Van Aulen has the distinction of being certified by the Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Attorney, a designation given to only a handful of the many practicing attorneys in New Jersey. The Supreme Court of New Jersey awards this certification in recognition of the extensive education, experience and skill set required in family law practice. In addition to his background of twenty-two years as a New Jersey attorney, Mr. Van Aulen was also an adjunct professor for thirteen years. His expertise and history make him a dedicated, passionate attorney who stands up for his clients in many difficult situations.

Going through a divorce or custody battle is a difficult situation to be in. You need to work with someone who is dedicated to fighting on your behalf and won’t give in when the fight gets tough.  Mr. Van Aulen’s office is in Saddle Brook. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen represent clients on many matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mediation
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Relocation
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes

If you are going through a divorce or need to fight for child custody, speak with Mr. Van Aulen about your situation. He will stand with you and fight to ensure that you get the results you need. Call him today at 201-845-7400.

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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