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Maywood is a small community in the middle of Bergen County, New Jersey that occupies only a little over one square mile. It is bordered by Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park to the west and Hackensack to the east. River Edge is to the north while Lodi lies to the south. Maywood Avenue is the main roadway in Maywood. Interstate 80 goes just to the south of the borough to provide easy access to other areas within Bergen County and throughout the state. The population at the 2010 United States Census was 9,555. Those who call Maywood home come from varied backgrounds with ancestries of Italian, German, Irish and Polish. Approximately 20% of the residents are foreign born and come from Asia, Europe and Latin America. The nearest large city with a population over 50,000 is Passaic, which is just under five miles away. Jersey City is less than 13 miles away to the south while New York lies only 16 miles to the southeast. Just over half of the adult residents in Maywood are married and another almost eight percent are divorced.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen proudly provide legal counsel and advice to the residents of Maywood and nearby communities. Mr. Van Aulen relies on his twenty-two years of experience with each case he handles. His experience in family law has served his clients well. He provides a listening ear to each client to learn the particulars of their cases before offering sound legal advice. Through it all, he recognizes the emotional and even physical toll that family issues can create. He creates a solid strategy and fights passionately for the good of his clients. He has taken on difficult child custody cases for both men and women and has been a strong advocate for victims of domestic abuse. He handles prenuptial agreements and even grandparent custody. In addition to his outstanding record as an attorney, Mr. Van Aulen is also a mediator. He negotiates on the behalf of his clients to avoid the time and expense of a trial. If those negotiations do not succeed, he is prepared to go to trial to get the best results for his clients.

If you are in a situation where legal counsel is the only option remaining, you need an attorney who will give you 100%. Mr. Van Aulen is a dedicated, honest attorney who will represent your interests. His office is located in nearby Saddle Brook.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen are here to help you in many situations, including:

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

Divorce and child custody are never easy. You need someone who will offer sound legal advice and stand up on your behalf through the situation. Call Mr. Van Aulen today to schedule an appointment and discuss the details of your case. Contact him at 201-845-7400 for a free initial consultation.

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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