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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is a borough located in Morris County, which is in the northeastern part of New Jersey. It has a population of 10,521, according to the 2010 United States Census. This small community was ranked at number 8 in New Jersey Monthly in 2008 as one of the Best Places to Live. Located nearby are several other small communities, including Wayne to the northeast, Fairfield and West Caldwell to the south, Totowa and North Caldwell to the southeast and Riverdale to the northwest. Newark is just over 14 miles to the south with Manhattan almost 20 miles away. Interstate 80 runs to the south while I-287 is along the northwestern side of the borough to provide for easy access to other communities within northern New Jersey.

Lincoln Park was named for President Abraham Lincoln in 1925. It has an elementary and middle school while high schoolers attend Boonton High School nearby. In fact, the majority of the students at the high school are from Lincoln Park. Residents can use the train service at Lincoln Park station and local bus service to access other boroughs for work or entertainment. Most of the residents choose to drive their own vehicle to work though. It is interesting to note that Lincoln Park’s claim to fame is William A. Mitchell who was born here. He was the inventor of Pop Rocks and Tang. Unemployment is slightly below the state average with retail jobs making up the majority of career opportunities in the borough. Residents can also find local jobs in technical fields, transportation and construction.

Approximately 49% of adult residents are currently married with another 12% either separated or divorced. Just under 17% of the residents are foreign born with the majority of them coming from Europe or Asia. Other residents have interesting lineages as well with ancestors from Ireland, Italy, Poland, England and Russia. Lincoln Park has just under 7 square miles with most of it being urban.

Residents in Lincoln Park can count on The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen to provide legal counsel and advice in matters of divorce and family law. Mr. Van Aulen has been a practicing attorney in New Jersey for more than 22 years and has an established reputation with hundreds of cases on his record. He has represented both men and women in child custody as well as grandparents. He is a strong advocate for those who have been victims of domestic abuse and has been awarded restraining orders on their behalf. He has also defended those who have been falsely accused.

Mr. Van Aulen was an adjunct professor for 13 years and has been trained as a mediator. This unique combination of legal and academic experience has enabled him to be an effective counsel and negotiator for his clients. He understands the complexities involved in divorce, especially when children are involved. His goal is to help his clients find resolution as quickly as possible so that they can move on with their lives. While he attempts to find a resolution without the need for further litigation, Mr. Van Aulen doesn’t back down from challenging cases. He is dedicated to providing a passionate defense for his clients so they can resolve the complex issues that surround their divorce or child custody suit. After learning the details of a case from his client, he offers sound legal counsel which is influenced by his many years of experience and knowledge of the law.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen for any of the following services:

  • 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

Mr. Van Aulen can help you start a new life and put the past behind you. If you are ready to move on or find out what your options are, contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400.

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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
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