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Montclair is located in Essex County in northern New Jersey. It encompasses an area of just under 6 ½ miles and has a population of 37,669 according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau. The nearest large city is East Orange, located four miles south of Montclair. Newark is just six miles away with Manhattan 13 miles to the southeast. Nearby boroughs include Glen Ridge, Brookdale to the northeast, Verona and Cedar Grove to the northwest, West Orange to the southwest and Bloomfield to the southeast.

About one-fifth of the residents both live and work in the suburb while others travel to nearby communities for jobs. Approximately 11% of the township's population is foreign born with most of them coming from Latin America. Of those who are native to the U.S., they have a wide range of ancestries, including Irish, Italian, German, English and Russian. Almost half of the adult population is married with another 11% either divorced or separated. Montclair State University is located in this township with along with Montclair High School and several public and private elementary schools in the area.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide representation in matters of family law to the residents of Montclair and surrounding areas. Mr. Van Aulen has been an attorney in the area of family law for 22 years. This experience has helped him win hundreds of cases, including child custody for both men and women and domestic abuse cases. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor of law for 13 years and he has been trained as a mediator.

Mr. Van Aulen has also received the distinction of being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. He has taken numerous continuing education courses; more than what is required of non-certified attorneys. This honor is bestowed on only a small fraction of the practicing attorneys in New Jersey.

Mr. Van Aulen has such a strong history because he treats each case as unique. He listens to his clients and takes the time to understand their emotional and psychological needs as well as hearing the facts about the case. He is a skilled negotiator and can often resolve the case without litigation. When that is not possible, he mounts a strong case for his clients and provides passionate, dedicated representation. Mr. Van Aulen is not afraid of the difficult cases and will fight to the end for his clients' best interests.

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

Mr. Van Aulen provides the following services for his clients:

  • 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

If you are considering divorce, contact Mr. Van Aulen for a consultation. Call him at 201-845-7400 and tell him your story. He can help you through this difficult stage so that you can move on with your life.

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

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances