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Ridgefield Park

The small village of Ridgefield Park covers 1.73 square miles in the southeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey. Home to 12,864 residents as of 2012, the community's population has remained relatively stable since 2000, with only a minute decrease. Though situated at the junction between I-80 and I-95, only 18% of residents commute daily. In addition, Teterboro Airport lies less than two miles to the west of Ridgefield Park. The village is surrounded by neighboring boroughs Little Ferry, Bogota, Palisades Park, Leonia, Ridgefield, Moonachie and Teaneck. Passaic, the nearest city with over 50,000 residents, is just 5.5 miles to the west of Ridgefield Park. New York City's bustling streets are a mere twelve miles to the southeast of the village. Of Ridgefield Park's very diverse residents, 35% emigrated from other countries, primarily Latin America and Asia. The remaining citizens can trace their ancestral beginnings back to Italy, Ireland, Germany, Arab nations, Poland, and England. Just over half of the village's residents are married, and 7.5% have been through a divorce.

Ridgefield Park became a successful manufacturing town in the middle of the 1800s. Early in the 1900s, a section of the town became an artist’s colony and was known as Grantwood. Even today, some of the street names recall this part of history with Art Lane, Sketch Place and Studio Road. Residents can enjoy all the entertainment and services offered in Ridgefield Park. If they need to travel to other towns, the New Jersey Turnpike runs right through the borough. Other routes pass through the town for commuters as well. For those who prefer not to drive, bus service is an integral part of the community. Several artists made their home in Ridgefield Park, including poets, writers and painters. It’s no wonder that the town was the setting for the popular film, The Wedding Singer starring Adam Sandler.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen serve the community of Ridgefield Park and the surrounding area in matters pertaining to divorce and family law. Mr. Van Aulen is an accomplished and distinguished attorney, with over two decades of family law practice in New Jersey. He is also one of an small group of attorneys who has completed the stringent requirements to become certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor for thirteen years and is a trained mediator. His negotiation skills have helped him solve issues quickly and without the need for an expensive and time-consuming trial. This powerful combination of practical and academic experience is the basis for Mr. Van Aulen's honed legal acumen, yet his clients find him to be both professional and approachable. After twenty two years of practice, he is well aware that more than his client's legal rights are at stake. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and take into account the emotional and psychological circumstances of all parties involved in the dispute. He has handled a wide range of family law issues, from paternity and child support to college tuition disputes, and from prenuptial Agreements to division of assets. Why not put Mr. Van Aulen's practiced knowledge to work for you?

Family law issues handled by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen include:

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

Choose the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen to represent your rights and needs both passionately and professionally. Mr. Van Aulen takes the time to craft an aggressive legal strategy that is right for your situation, and sees that plan through to its resolution. If you want a caring, compassionate, and fervent legal representative on your team, call 201-845-7400 to schedule your consultation today.

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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