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Plainfield, also known as The Queen City, is a city located in the southwestern portion of Union County, which is in the northeastern part of New Jersey. It has a population of 49,808 according to the 2010 United States Census. The city of Plainfield encompasses just over 6 square miles and is located just 14.6 miles to the west of Staten Island.

The city of Plainfield is surrounded by many small towns and boroughs, including North Plainfield to the northwest and South Plainfield to the south. Watchung and Berkeley Heights are located to the northwest while Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield are located to the northeast. Dunellen is less than two miles to the southwest. Edison lies almost six miles to the southeast while Brooklyn is almost 25 miles to the east of Plainfield.

Over one-third of the residents originated from other countries, with the majority being born in Latin America. Of those who were born in the United States, they offer a diverse background as well. Their ancestries include Italian, West Indian, Subsaharan African, Irish and German. Just one-third of the adult population is married while almost half have never married. Another 12.5% are either separated or divorced.

Residents in Plainfield and the surrounding neighborhoods can contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen when they need an attorney for family law matters. Mr. Van Aulen has more than 22 years of experience and has won hundreds of cases for his clients. He is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who understands the toll that divorce can take on finances, emotions and the family. He seeks to find the best resolution for his clients. With his skilled negotiation efforts, he often is able to avoid litigation. He is not afraid to take on the challenging cases and will provide a solid strategy to obtain the best results for his clients.

Mr. Van Aulen has handled cases involving difficult child custody situations. He has also represented victims of domestic abuse and obtained restraining orders for them. In addition, he has represented those who have been unfairly accused of abuse. Along with his many years of legal experience, Mr. Van Aulen has also served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. He received the distinction of being certified as a matrimonial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, which is an achievement that very few attorneys have reached.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. It is conveniently located near Rt 80, Rt 17, NJ Turnpike and NJ Parkway.

Choose Mr. Van Aulen when you need help with any of the following services:

  • 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

Don't let a painful divorce keep you from getting on with your life. Seek the professional experience of Mr. Van Aulen to help you move through this difficult stage in your life. Call him at 201-845-7400 for a 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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