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Mahwah is a bustling community that has seen major growth over the last 20 years. Located in the northwestern most part of Bergen County, New Jersey, the population has seen dramatic growth in the last two censuses taken. Current population based on the 2010 United States Census is 25,890. This is an increase of more than 7% from the 2000 Census, which saw growth of 34% from the 1990 Census. The unusual name for this borough comes from a Lenape word that means “Meeting Place.” It was ranked at number eight in New Jersey Monthly in 2008 as “Best Place to Live” within the state. The community boasts a wide diversity of residents, including those with ancestries from Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Russia. Those who come from another country most often originate from India, Korea or Germany. Mahwah is surrounded by other small boroughs, including Suffern to the north, Ringwood to the northwest, Ramsey to the south and Airmont to the east. It is located 24 miles from Newark.

The community of Mahwah has a rich history that is commemorated in its historic landmarks. One of the most famous sites is the Crocker Mansion, which is a three-story building boasting 75 rooms. It was built in 1901. Ford Motor Company had one of its largest plants in Mahwah until 1980, which helped boost the economy of the town. The closing of the plant and the town itself are mentioned in the song Johnny 99 by Bruce Springsteen. Mahwah is a bustling corporate community as well with numerous headquarters and businesses located here, including Radwin, Sharp Electronics, Mindray Medical North America and Jaguar Cars and Land Rover. Besides offering education through high school, the town also has Ramapo College for students. I-287 and Route 17, I-87 and other state routes run through Mahwah to provide easy access to other communities as well. Rail and bus service offer commuters access to work and play outside of Mahwah.

A fast-growing community like Mahwah has many family issues that lead to the need for experienced legal counsel. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides that counsel in many matters of family law. Mr. Van Aulen has been a practicing attorney for twenty-two years. He handles divorces and annulments as well as paternity cases and prenuptial agreements. He has handled child custody cases for both men and women and is not afraid to take on a challenging case. Mr. Van Aulen is also a trained mediator and offers mediation serves to his clients. Further, Peter Van Aulen is a skilled trial attorney and is prepared to go to trial and fight for his clients. He provides the support and legal advice people need when going through such a difficult time. In addition, he was as an adjunct professor for 13 years. It is this combination of skills, education and experience that gives Mr. Van Aulen the ability to represent his clients well. Family issues are often complicated and by the time they get to the point of requiring legal counsel, serious consequences must be dealt with. Mr. Van Aulen is an attorney you can trust through these delicate situations. His office is located in Saddle Brook New Jersey.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide numerous services under the category of family law for the residents of Mahwah, including:

  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Mediation
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post-Divorce Issues
  • International Child Abduction
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Cohabitation Issues

Mr. Van Aulen has the experience you can count on to provide solid representation and a sound strategy for your situation. Give him a call at 201-845-7400 to set up an appointment that is convenient for you. He offers a consultation to meet with you and learn more about 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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