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Maplewood, New Jersey is part of Essex County, which is located in the northeastern portion of the state. The town is in the southern part of the county and has a population of 23,867, according to the 2010 United States Census. An interesting fact is that the population count went down by just one person from the 2000 Census.

The area of Maplewood encompasses almost four miles with the Rahway River running through it. The town also boasts Memorial Park with a pond along with a municipal pool club and four small bodies of water. Surrounding the city are several small boroughs, including Irvington to the east and Millburn to the west. South Orange lies to the north while Union is further south. Other small communities include Hillside, Short Hills and Springfield. In addition, Newark is just four miles away and Manhattan is less than 16 miles away to the east.

Many of the residents of Maplewood have moved from New York and Brooklyn to this small suburb for the friendly, hometown feel while still creating a hip vibe. Old colonial houses enjoy new life with families gathering for block parties and backyard barbeques. The art scene is alive and well here with murals painted on the underground passage which leads to the train station and biannual art walks as well as studios scattered throughout the community. Properties are smaller and closer together which enhances the feeling of community. Parks and miles of trails provide interest for the outdoor lover while shops, restaurants and other businesses offer entertainment for all. A quality education can be achieved with the reputable elementary school system in Maplewood. Trains and bus service provide an easy commute of an hour or less to lower Manhattan for those with jobs in the city or anyone seeking entertainment beyond the borough.

Maplewood is made up of a diverse culture, including 20% foreign-born residents. The majority of them come from Latin America with a smaller percentage from Europe, Asia and Africa. Of those who are native to the United States, they also have interesting backgrounds with lineages from Ireland, Germany, Italy, West Indies, England and Russia. Of the adult residents, slightly less than 55% are married with another 8% either divorced or separated.

Anyone living in the Maplewood area looking for help with family matters can contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen is an experienced attorney who has been in practice for 22 years. He has written up prenuptial agreements and drafted divorce decrees. He has fought for child support and represented victims and those falsely accused in domestic abuse.

Along with Mr. Van Aulen's experience as an attorney, he also has been trained as a mediator and served as an adjunct professor of law. He has written many articles on family law. No matter your circumstances, Mr. Van Aulen can provide sound legal advice and counsel. He takes the time to meet with you and listens to your story. He then mounts a solid case. He is skilled as a negotiator and often succeeds in reaching a satisfactory resolution without litigation. However, he will take your case to trial if necessary and fight for you.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The office is conveniently near exits for Route 17, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 80 and New Jersey Parkway.

Contact Mr. Van Aulen if you need help with any of the following:

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

Don't hesitate to contact Mr. Van Aulen if you are in an unfortunate situation. He offers a free initial consultation with no obligations to discuss your case. Call The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400.

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