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Little Ferry

Little Ferry is a small borough of 1.50 square miles located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is situated in the southern portion of the county, which lies on the northeastern border of the state. South Hackensack is north of Little Ferry with Ridgefield Park on the east and Hasbrouck Heights to the west. On the southern edge, you will find Moonachie. Little Ferry is to the east of Teterboro Airport with Route 46 running right through it to provide easy access to outlying areas. It is also located near I-95. Other boroughs nearby include Bogota, Carlstadt and Palisades Park. The largest city is Passaic, located just 4 ½ miles to the east. Jersey City is only nine miles away and New York City lies 12 miles to the southeast. The population of Little Ferry was 10,626, according to the 2010 United States Census. Almost half of the residents are foreign-born with the majority of them originating from Asia and Europe. Of those who have lived in the U.S. from time of birth, they represent a wide range of ancestry, including Italian, West Indian, Irish, German and Arab. Just over 55% of the adult population is married with another almost 9% divorced.

Though the borough is small, it features a long history. During the early years, it served as a ferry crossing between Bergen and Hackensack until a bridge was built in 1826. It is also the site of an African burial ground known as Gethsemane Cemetery. Another special feature of this community comes from Rosie’s Diner, which was originally known as the Farmland Diner. It is the location where many of the Bounty paper towel commercials were filmed in the 1970s with Rosie who was a waitress.

Today, Little Ferry is a popular choice of locations for many people who are looking to move. It was ranked in the list of Best Places to Live from New Jersey Monthly in 2008. The borough has its own elementary school through eighth grade and high school students attend Ridgefield Park High School.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide legal representation for families living in Little Ferry and the surrounding communities. Mr. Van Aulen brings 22 years of experience to every case with many positive outcomes for his clients in divorce, and child custody cases. He handles annulments, modification of support and prenuptial agreements for his clients. In addition to his years of experience in family law, Mr. Van Aulen also served as an adjunct professor 13 years. It is his background and skill set that led to him being certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Attorney, a distinction held by only a few attorneys in the state.

Besides being a distinguished attorney with vast experience in court, Mr. Van Aulen is also a trained mediator. He is effective in negotiations and will work hard to avoid the time and expense of a trial. He often is able to resolve issues without the need for a trial. However, if negotiation fails, he is prepared to provide a strong strategy for his clients and fight on their behalf. The office for Mr. Van Aulen is in Saddle Brook. Potential clients can meet with him to discuss the details of their case, and Mr. Van Aulen will provide solid legal counsel to help them decide their next step.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide representation and legal assistance in many family law matters, including:

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

Mr. Van Aulen is an attorney you can turn to when you need strong representation and someone who will be dedicated to your case. Contact him today for a consultation to get to know him and discuss your situation. Call him at 201-845-7400.

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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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