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The small borough of Ridgefield is located in the southeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey. Its 11,255 residents and 2.61 square miles give it an average population density, and the community has enjoyed modest growth since the turn of the century. Both the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway line run through the western half of the borough. It is surrounded by the following communities: Palisades Park, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Edgewater, Fort Lee, Ridgefield Park, Little Ferry and Leonia. Nearly 41% of residents relocated from other countries, primarily the geographical areas of Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The remainder of Ridgefield's citizens can trace their ancestral roots back to equally diverse Italian, Irish, German, Arab, Greek, or local origin. Just less than 53% of the borough's population is married, and nearly 6% are divorcees.

When divorce or other family law issues become a necessary choice, Ridgefield residents know they can rely upon the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen to represent them forcefully and thoughtfully. His over two decades of legal experience, including a thirteen years as an adjunct legal professor, serves his clients well. Mr. Van Aulen is a veteran litigator, skilled negotiator, and trained mediator. His cases cover a wide range of family law issues, including but not limited to international child abduction, college tuition disputes, divorce and child custody and visitation arrangements. In addition, he has put in many hours of hard work to earn a distinguished and coveted distinction in his field. He has successfully represented his clients both in and out of court and has argued cases on both sides of delicate legal matters. Divorce is a difficult and painful process, even under the best of circumstances. That's why Mr. Van Aulen commits to taking the time to not only understand your legal issues, but to also gain full knowledge of all parties' psychological and emotional circumstances.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook New Jersey. If divorce or another family issue has become unavoidable, it's an easy matter to schedule your initial consultation at a time that works best for you.

Because family law covers a broad spectrum, here is a list of the legal issues most often handled by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen.

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

When you hire the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen as your legal representative, you can be sure you're getting someone who is experienced and will care about your case. His excellent command of the nuances of family law will be employed on your behalf in the fight for your rights. Mr. Van Aulen responds to his clients' communiqués in a timely and thoughtful manner. He takes pride in representing his clients aggressively and professionally. Call 201-845-7400 to schedule your consultation with him today. You'll be glad you did.

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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