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River Edge

The small borough of River Edge borders the western bank of the Hackensack River in Bergen County, New Jersey, spanning 1.89 square miles. The borough's 11,464 residents enjoy easy access to the Pascack Valley Line railway. It has seen a nearly 5% increase in population since 2000. River Edge's neighbors include the communities of New Milford, Oradell, Bergenfield, Maywood, Paramus, Rochelle Park, Dumont and Hackensack. The nearest large city is Paterson, about 7 miles to the west with nearly 150,000 residents. New York City lies approximately 17 miles to the southeast of River's Edge. Those born in other countries make up over a quarter of the borough's population, with most coming from Asia or Europe. Native-born citizens are largely European in origin as well, tracing their ancestry back to Ireland, Italy, Germany, England, Poland and Russia. Over 65% of the residents are currently wed, and only 4.8% have been divorced.

River Edge is actually a suburb of New York City even though it is located in New Jersey. Two unincorporated communities are located within the borough: North Hackensack and Cherry Hill. Two primary schools are situated in River Edge. The borough shares with Oradell schools for sixth through twelfth grades. There are also private schools located in River Edge. Several historic buildings are found here as well, including Steuben House which was the headquarters for George Washington for 16 days during the Revolution. Campbell-Christie House was moved from New Milford to River Edge as a historic home from 1774. Thanks to the train and bus as well as highways leading to other boroughs, residents of River Edge have easy access to employment and entertainment throughout northern New Jersey and New York City.

Residents of River Edge who are seeking legal counsel for family matters can turn to the Law Office of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen is an accomplished and passionate attorney, representing his clients with both fervor and professionalism. His over two decades of family law practice have given him insight into guiding his clients through difficult and delicate legal situations. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and take into account all aspects of your wellbeing, not just your legal rights. He also served for thirteen years as an adjunct professor, giving him both practical and academic acumen in the area of family law. As a successful representative on both sides of hard-to-navigate legal issues such as domestic violence, Mr. Van Aulen has the ability to both defend those who are being abused or those who have been unjustly accused of domestic violence. He has also been able to bring custody issues to a satisfactory conclusion for mothers, fathers, and grandparents concerned for their little ones. He is a fervent defender of his clients' rights, and a veteran legal representative that will see issues through with you to their resolution.The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen handles many issues that fall under the jurisdiction of family law, including:

  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Division of Assets
  • Post-Divorce Issues
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Child Relocation
  • International Child Adoption
  • Modification of Support
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Cohabitation issues in regard to alimony

When you're going through a difficult life event and need legal assistance, you want a professional, considerate attorney who isn't afraid to take an aggressive legal approach to defend your family and your rights. No matter how complicated your situation or how hopeless it may seem, you can find someone who will help you during this difficult ordeal. Mr. Van Aulen will utilize his years of experience and education to find a solution that will provide hope and a fresh start. Call the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen today at 201-845-7400 and schedule your initial consultation, and rest assured that he'll put both his experience and heart into your legal defense.

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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