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Nutley is a small township located in Essex County, New Jersey. It was one of the few places designated as a town until the 1970's when the designation was changed to a township. It boasts a population of 28,370, according to the 2010 United States Census. It is a growing community with a total increase of over 4% from the 1990 Census. It spans almost 3.5 square miles.

Belleville is located just a little over one mile to the south of Nutley. Rutherford is to the east and Montclair is to the west. Other nearby communities include Brookdale, Bloomfield, Lyndhurst, North Arlington and Glen Ridge. Passaic is only three miles away while Newark is six miles from Nutley. Manhattan lies ten miles to the southeast.

Almost 19% of the population are foreign-born and originate from Asia, Europe or Latin America. Diverse ancestries define the rest of the population as well with family from Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and England. Just over 53% of the adult residents are currently married. Another 9% are either divorced or separated.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen serves the community of Nutley and the surrounding area. Mr. Van Aulen is a practicing attorney with 22 years of experience in family law. He has worked with all kinds of situations involving divorce and child custody. He has drafted prenuptial agreements for couples as well as divorce decrees for marriages that didn't work out. He has helped fight for child custody along with alimony and child support. He has represented clients in many circumstances and understands the emotional, physical and financial toll that family problems can have on all parties involved.

Mr. Van Aulen is a skilled negotiator and often is able to reach a resolution for his clients without resorting to litigation. In addition, he has been trained as a mediator to help others avoid going to court. He served as an adjunct professor of law. In recognition for his years of service and experience, Mr. Van Aulen received certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

As a family law attorney, he provides the following services:

  • 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

Divorce is a painful situation and one nobody wants to be in. If you find that you are heading in that direction, you need to work with an experienced attorney that you can trust. You want someone on your side that will fight for your rights and will be dedicated to seeing your case through. With Mr. Van Aulen on your side, you can feel confident that you have a committed attorney who cares about you and your situation.

Call Mr. Van Aulen today at 201-845-7400 to schedule a consultation. Select the location that is most convenient for you and move on to the next stage in 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

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