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The modest borough of Rutherford has the distinction of being called "The First Borough of Bergen County and is located in the county's southern tip. Its population of 18,219 has remained steady the past decade and a half. The borough's 2.81 square miles are surrounded by the neighboring communities of East Rutherford, Lyndhurst, Carlstadt, Wallington, Wood-Ridge, Nutley and Moonachie. It is also bordered by Passaic, a city of over 50,000 that lies just over two miles to the northwest, and New York City is only thirteen miles to the southwest. A little over a fifth of the residents originally hail from other countries, primarily Asia, Europe, and Latin America, while native born citizens can trace their ancestral roots to Italian, Irish, German, Polish, English, and American origin. Just over half of the residents have earned Bachelor's or higher education degrees, and a little over 53% are married. Those having experienced divorce comprise 6.5% of the population.

Also known as the Borough of Trees, the tree-lined streets enhance the image of a quiet borough in the midst of a busy city. At the same time, residents and visitors can easily see the New York skyline, reminding them how close they are to shopping and entertainment. Homes which are over 100 years old sit beside new construction as people choose this location for its small-town feel and convenient commute. Not far away, locals can take in a game at MetLife Stadium as they cheer on the Giants and Jets. The walkability of the community adds to the appeal, especially as walkers visit the historic downtown district. Rail and bus service make commuting into New York and to other boroughs much less stressful.

Residents of the bustling borough of Rutherford, as well as the surrounding area, are well-served in family law matters by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen is a compassionate attorney, and an avid defender of his clients' rights. His over twenty two years of experience in New Jersey's legal field have taught him that cases aren't just about facts; they're about people. He takes the time to listen to client concerns, and then works with them to craft an aggressive legal strategy that best suits their legal needs. He understands that divorce is not just a legal matter but involves emotions. It can be taxing mentally and physically for everyone involved. His experience and knowledge of New Jersey law in matters of divorce enable him to serve his clients in complex cases, often negotiating a resolution without further litigation. In addition to practical experience, Mr. Van Aulen has academic prowess as well, both as teacher and as student. He served for 13 years as an adjunct professor and earned the distinction of being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. No case is too big or small for the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. He has successfully represented both male and female clients in a variety of legal matters ranging from international child abduction to custody, visitation, and college tuition disputes. Let Mr. Van Aulen put his over two decades of legal acumen to work on your behalf. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook New Jersey.

Many legal issues fall under the jurisdiction of family law. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides an impassioned defense of client rights in matters of:

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

When you're dealing with difficult family legal issues, you want a compassionate, knowledgeable and passionate attorney on your team. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen can see you through this difficult time. Call 201-845-7400 today to schedule your initial consultation.

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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