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Spanning 8.6 square miles in the northwestern corner of New Jersey's Bergen County is home to the borough of Oakland. The community's name comes from the predominance of white oak trees native to the area. Its population has remained largely steady, with an increase of only 3.3% since the 2000 Census. The 12,754 residents of Oakland enjoy ready access to both I-287 and the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway. Neighboring boroughs include Franklin Lakes, Wanaque, Pompton Lakes, Wyckoff, Riverdale, Ringwood, Bloomingdale, Mahwah and Ramsey. Wayne, the nearest city with a population of over 50,000, is only 6 miles south of Oakland. Newark, NJ is still further south at around 20 miles distance, while New York City lies 28 miles southeast of the community. Only 8.8% of residents are immigrants who come mainly from Europe and Asia. The remaining residents are lifelong citizens of the United States and can trace their ancestry to Irish, Italian, German, Polish, English and Russian origins. A little over 61% of Oakland inhabitants are married, and 8.1% have been divorced.

Legal assistance in the field of family law is provided to Oakland residents by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen has the benefit and experience of over twenty-two years of legal practice in the state of New Jersey. He has represented clients in matters of paternity, division of assets, modification of support, and even international child abduction. In addition, Mr. Van Aulen has earned the distinction of being one of the few attorneys in New Jersey who have been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. He is a caring and passionate legal representative who is eager to put his knowledge and experience to work for his clients. You can be assured of fair and assertive representation with the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen as part of your team.

Peter Van Aulen,s office is located in Saddle Brook New Jersey, If you're dealing with divorce, child support, or other difficult legal family matters, your initial consultation can be arranged to take place at the location nearest your home. You won't find a more dedicated attorney to fight on your behalf.

The aspects of family law covered by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen include the following issues:

  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Relocation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • International Child Abduction
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Division of Assets
  • Post-Divorce Issues

Mr. Van Aulen has represented clients on both sides of delicate issues, not just from a single vantage point. For instance, he's represented both survivors of domestic violence and those falsely accused of it. He'll take the time to listen to what you have to say, and if retained will work with you to craft a viable and aggressive legal strategy that is best for your situation. If you have a family law issue, call the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 today to set up your 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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