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Ringwood is a township in the northern half of Passaic County, which is located in the northern tip of New Jersey. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Ringwood is 12,229. The most notable places of interest in this area are the Ringwood State Park which features the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands, Ringwood Manor and the Shepherd Lake Recreation Area. Ringwood has an area of just over 28 square miles.

Newark is 25 miles to the south and the Bronx is 26 miles to the southeast. Several small towns surround Ringwood, including Wanaque, Oakland, Hillburn, Sloatsburg, Franklin Lakes and Ramsey. Suffern, New York lies 2 ½ miles to the east and West Milford is located almost the exact same distance to the west.

Almost seven percent of the population is foreign born with the majority coming from Europe. A diverse ancestry is also represented by those who live in Ringwood, including Irish, Italian, German, Polish, English and Dutch. Over 61% of the adult population is married, another 6.5% are divorced and just over 1% is separated.

Residents who live in Ringwood and surrounding boroughs can look to The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen for representation in matters of family law. Mr. Van Aulen is a practicing attorney with 22 years of experience. He has handled a wide range of cases that include child custody, domestic violence, paternity and grandparent custody. He is dedicated in providing a strong representation for his clients.

Mr. Van Aulen is also trained as a mediator and has helped attorneys and their clients reach resolution without continuing litigation. He is a skilled negotiator with his clients and has helped bring cases to resolution in a satisfactory manner without the need for further litigation. Mr. Van Aulen served as an adjunct professor for 13 years and has written numerous articles related to family law.

Among his many achievements, Mr. Van Aulen was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. He is one of only a small number of the thousands of practicing attorneys to receive this certification as recognition of his experience, education and skills.

Divorce is never an easy matter, and Mr. Van Aulen understands the impact that it can have on your life. This problem is often complicated by child custody or paternity issues. He takes the time to listen to your situation and then works with you. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Peter's office is located near a number of highways which makes it an easy trip from most communities in Northern New Jersey.

Mr. Van Aulen represents clients in many matters of family law, including:

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Mediation
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Prenuptial Agreements

If you are going through a divorce, you need an experienced attorney that you can trust. Contact Mr. Van Aulen today for a free initial consultation at 201-845-7400.

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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