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Named as a New Jersey Healthy Town, Paramus is a borough located just eight miles west of Upper Manhattan in Bergen County. It is also located just 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It is considered a suburb of New York City and had a population of 26,342, according to the 2010 United States Census. This is a 2.4% growth from the 2000 census, which had also increased from the 1990 census and shows that Paramus is a growing community. It covers an area that is 10.510 square miles. It is the home to Bergen Community College and the Bergen campus of Berkeley College. Nearby cities include the boroughs of Glen Rock, Rochelle Park, River Edge, Fair Lawn and Maywood. Jersey City is located 15 miles away while just over 5 miles is Paterson, the closest city with a population of more than 50,000. The majority of the population commutes to other towns for work. The borough of Paramus is a diverse culture with Hispanic, Asian and African-American residents as well as Caucasians. Many of them come from Italian, Irish, German, Polish or Russian descent.

A growing community brings with it many issues, including an increasing divorce rate. Mr. Peter Van Aulen is an experienced attorney who has handled numerous family law issues in his twenty-two years of experience. Because of his high level of education, experience and skills in family law, Mr. Van Aulen has been given the designation of matrimonial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Besides handling hundreds of divorce and custody cases over the years, he is also trained as a mediator to help families in conflict. He also works with other attorneys and litigants as a member of the Early Settlement Panel in Bergen County. Mr. Van Aulen is dedicated to fighting for his clients’ rights and has won numerous child custody cases and obtained Restraining Orders for domestic abuse victims. In addition, he was also an adjunct professor for thirteen years, making a powerful combination of academic and practical experience that you can trust.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen want to help you through a difficult situation. Mr.Van Aulen is available to meet with you to discuss your case. Whether you are filing for divorce, fighting for custody of your child or entering a marriage prepared with a prenuptial agreement, we can help you feel confident and strong in the next step of your life. Mr. Van Aulen can help you with your case or act as a mediator for your situation. You can be sure that we will give your case the priority attention that it needs.

The Law Office of Peter Van Aulen provide assistance in:

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

If you are at a crossroads in your life that leads to one of these options, please contact Peter Van Aulen. You can be confident that you have an attorney who is dedicated to your case. Contact him today for a free initial consultation at 201-845-7400 and take the next step on the road to your new 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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