MEETING OPTIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS: The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen understands your concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, and now offers different meeting options to our clients and those seeking legal representation. All meetings, including initial consultations, can be handled either through the phone, FaceTime, Zoom, or in person.


Hawthorne is a borough with a population of 18.791 as of the United States 2010 Census. It is located in the eastern portion of Passaic County, which is in northern New Jersey. This borough is a growing community with increases in population from the 2000 and 1990 censuses. It is a small borough that takes up only 3.3 square miles. The community was named after the novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne even though he did not hail from here. However, Debbie Harry, lead singer for the popular band Blondie did come from Hawthorne.

Glen Rock borders Hawthorne on the northeast while Fair Lawn borders it on the southeast. Straight to the west lies the North Haledon borough with Wyckoff to the northwest and Prospect Park to the southwest. Other nearby towns include Ridgewood, Midland Park and Haledon. Paterson is only three miles south, and Newark is just 15 miles. New York City is 21 miles away. Those living in Hawthorne come a variety of backgrounds. About 16% of residents are foreign born while native Americans have different ancestries. These include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, Dutch and English. Over 90% of the population have graduated high school. Half of the adult population is married while another 11% are divorced and 1.5% are separated.

The community provides education for the children through high school. In addition, a Catholic school goes through the eighth grade and a Christian school operates through the twelfth grade. Bus service provides for public transportation with a station in the community. The average commute time ranges from 10 minutes to 35 minutes. Retail and construction account for the majority of jobs in Hawthorne with management and sales occupations providing the most opportunities for residents.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides services for the community of Hawthorne and surrounding boroughs. Mr. Van Aulen specializes in divorce and family law and provides capable, experienced representation for many kinds of cases. This includes child custody, prenuptial agreements, alimony and others. Mr. Van Aulen is an experienced attorney with 22 years in practice for New Jersey residents. He provides representation for victims of domestic violence and has drafted divorce decrees. He is a trained mediator and has helped resolve many cases without the need of a trial.

Mr. Van Aulen has obtained many achievements, including being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. He also served as an adjunct professor of law, which has provided him with a unique perspective that serves his clients well.

When you need strong representation for a difficult case, you can trust Mr. Van Aulen. He listens to your story and provides advice based on his years of experience. He creates a strong defense to represent your best interests. Mr. Van Aulen is a compassionate, dedicated attorney who is committed to his clients. Visit The Law Office of Peter Van Aulen in Saddle Brook New Jersey. The office is conveniently located near a number of highways that makes it accessible from many towns in Northern New Jersey.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide many services within the category of family law:

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

You don’t have to wait until you’ve made the decision for divorce to get legal advice. A family law attorney can help you make the right choices from day one and lessen the burden of dealing with divorce and a custody battle that often follows. Contact Mr. Van Aulen to engage his assistance in moving on through this difficult point in your life. He provides a listening ear and years of experience to fight for your rights. Contact him today to set up a free initial consultation and take the first step in starting a new life. Call him 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

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances