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Rahway is a small city located in the southern part of Union County, which is in the northeastern portion of New Jersey. The population is 27,346, according to the 2010 United States Census. The city has seen an increase of over 7% in the last twenty years. It encompasses over six square miles.

The name of the city allegedly comes from the name of a tribal chief from the Lenni Lenape tribe. Rahway is home to some of the oldest buildings with the Merchants' and Drovers' Tavern from 1795. It also was one of the first towns to have a United States Post Office.

Located only 7 miles from Staten Island and 17 miles from Brooklyn, NY, Rahway is part of the New York metropolitan area. Several other small boroughs and towns surround the city, including Avenel to the south, Clark to the northwest and Linden and Roselle to the northeast. Colonia and Iselin lie to the southwest and Port Reading and Carteret are located to the southeast.

Just over 20% of the population is foreign born with the majority of people coming from Europe, Asia and Latin America. Those who are native come from a range of ancestries, including Italian, Polish, German, Irish and Portuguese. Just over 42% of the adult population is married with another 12% being either divorced or separated.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides representation for the residents of Rahway and the surrounding communities in matters of family law. Mr. Van Aulen has more than 22 years of experience providing legal counsel for his clients in this area. He has won child custody cases for his clients and represented victims of domestic abuse as well as those who were falsely accused. He has handled child relocation situations and international child abduction.

Along with his years of experience in family law, Mr. Van Aulen served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. He has written numerous articles on family law from his knowledge and background. Mr. Van Aulen has been certified as a matrimonial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, which is a distinction which only a handful of attorneys have achieved.

If you are going through a difficult situation and need the counsel of an experienced attorney, you can count on Mr. Van Aulen to provide solid representation. He understands the emotional, mental and financial toll that divorce can take on the person and any children who are involved. He is dedicated to every client regardless of how difficult the case. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

Mr. Van Aulen provides the following services for his clients:

  • 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 The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen if you need a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney on your side. Call 201-845-7400 for a consultation at the location of your choice.

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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