Paterson, New Jersey is the county seat of Passaic County, a county in the northern part of the state. It also happens to be the largest city in the county with a population of 146,199, according to the 2010 United States Census. It ranks third for population in the entire state. It also holds several other distinctions, including being the second most dense population in all of the United States behind New York City. It ranks second for Muslim population, too.

Almost one-third of the population is foreign born with the majority of people hailing from Latin America with Asia coming in second. For those who are native to the country, their ancestries include Italian, West Indian and Arab. Just under 40% of the adult population of Paterson are married with another 10% either divorced or separated.

Manhattan is only 14 miles from Paterson with Newark 12 miles away. Small boroughs surrounding the city include Prospect Park and Haledon to the northwest and Fair Lawn to the northeast. Hawthorne is to the north while the neighbor to the south is Clifton. Elmwood Park, West Paterson and Totowa are also nearby.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides representation to the residents of Paterson and other nearby communities. He is a practicing attorney specializing in family law with 22 years of experience. He has handled everything from child custody cases to domestic abuse to international child abduction. No case is too challenging or too complex for him to take on. He has drafted divorce decrees and prenuptial agreements and obtained restraining orders for the sake of his clients.

In addition to his years of practice as a trusted family law attorney, Mr. Van Aulen has served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. He has been trained as a mediator and written numerous articles on family law. He has been recognized for his skills and success by being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. This is a distinction given to only a few of the thousands of attorneys who practice in New Jersey.

If you are considering divorce or trying to fight for your custody rights, you need to talk to Mr. Van Aulen. Schedule an appointment with The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen to find out how he can help you. He will listen to your story and mount a strong defense on your behalf. He will keep you informed about the case while handling the details. He understands the emotional impact as well as the financial struggles that often result because of divorce and will provide sound legal counsel.

The main office of The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. 

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide the following services under the category of family law:

  • 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

Contact Mr. Van Aulen today at (201)845-7400 for your free 30 minute in office consultation. Get through this difficult time with the help of a trusted and skilled attorney.

Client Testimonials
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.
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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