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Newark is located in Essex County, New Jersey and is the county seat. It is also the largest city in the state with a population of 277,140 according to the 2010 United States Census. It is also number 67 for the country's most populated municipalities. This is due in part to the fact that it is a major hub for shipping, railways and airlines. Newark covers just over 26 square miles with almost two of those square miles being water. The city is divided into five wards with numerous individual neighborhoods.

Several small cities surround Newark with East Newark, Harrison and Kearney to the northeast, East Orange and Orange to the northwest, Irvington and Hillside to the southwest and Silver Lake to the north. Manhattan lies to the east just 11 miles away. Over one-fourth of residents are foreign born with many of them coming from Latin America. A diverse culture exists in Newark with ancestries that include Portuguese, West Indian, Subsaharan African, Italian and Irish. Only about one-third of the adult population is married with another 13% either divorced or separated and half never married.

When the residents of Newark need legal counsel in matters of family law, they can count on The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen has been a practicing attorney specializing in family law for 22 years. He is also a strong advocate for victims of domestic abuse and has obtained numerous restraining orders. He has also represented those who were wrongfully accused of domestic abuse. In addition, Mr. Van Aulen has drafted prenuptial agreements and divorce decrees. He is dedicated to providing strong representation for all of his clients.

In addition to his career as a family law attorney, Mr. Van Aulen has also served as an adjunct professor of law. He has been trained as a mediator and is a member of the Early Settlement Panel of Bergen County where he listens to cases and provides recommendations without the need for further litigation. He is also a skilled negotiator for his own cases, often finding resolutions for his clients without the need to continue litigation.

Mr. Van Aulen has written more than 30 articles on matters of family law. It is this combination of practical and educational experience that makes him the committed, compassionate attorney that he is. Mr. Van Aulen offers a free initial consultation where you can get to know him and he can learn about your case. He listens to you without giving advice until he has heard your story.

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

The services provided by Mr. Van Aulen include the following:

  • 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 or are already headed down that path, contact Mr. Van Aulen for a consultation to discuss your case. Call The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 to set up an appointment at the location of your choice.

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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