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Hackensack is one of the inner suburbs of New York City where you can see the city skyline from various locations within the city limits. It is the county seat of Bergen County, New Jersey. Located in the southern half of the county, it boasts a population of 43,010, according to the 2010 United States Census. This is a small increase over the 2000 Census and a substantial increase of 15% from the 1990 Census. This growing community is located just seven miles from the George Washington Bridge and 12 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Hackensack is also the proud childhood home of astronaut Walter Schirra. Diversity is the theme of this New Jersey city with trendy high-rises, stately older properties, new apartment complexes and suburban houses. The city is made up of 4.12 square miles and is located less than two miles from Rochelle Park, Maywood, Teaneck and Ridgefield Park. In addition, it is located just 11.5 miles from Jersey City and only 14 miles from New York City. Its diversity continues with its residents where over 37% are foreign-born and includes South Asian and East Asian people. Indian Americans, Filipino Americans and Korean Americans are also members of the community.

In an expanding and diverse community such as Hackensack, the divorce rate also continues to grow. At the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen, we use our experience and expertise to provide clients with the aggressive and dedicated representation they need. Mr. Van Aulen is a committed attorney who has twenty-two years of experience in family law and divorce. In addition, he is a mediator and has been certified as a Matrimonial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in recognition of his education, experience and skills. Furthermore, he spent thirteen years as an adjunct professor. His background has been leveraged for his clients in custody cases, parent alienation, divorce and child abduction. He has advocated for victims of domestic abuse in the courtroom as well as defending those falsely accused of domestic violence. He first listens to the person before he makes recommendations, creating a relationship of trust as he mounts an aggressive strategy for his clients’ best interests. Mr. Van Aulen's office is located in Saddle brook New Jersey. 

At the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen, we want you to feel as if you have an advocate, someone to fight on your side. We understand the pain that divorce and child custody issues can bring to a family. You can feel confident that your situation will be handled in a confidential manner with the expert knowledge of Mr. Peter Van Aulen.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides assistance for you in many areas:

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

If you are in the midst of dealing with a divorce or domestic abuse, you need someone with the capability and knowledge that you can trust. Peter Van Aulen will listen to your situation and ensure that your case is handled in a professional and compassionate manner. Contact him today at 201-845-7400 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

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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