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South Orange

South Orange is a township located in the northern part of New Jersey in Essex County. It has a population of 16,198, according to the United States 2010 Census. It is one of only four townships in the state that utilizes a village government. South Orange has almost three square miles of property. Manhattan is just 15 miles to the east while Newark is only four miles in the same direction. Other nearby towns include Irvington to the southeast, Maplewood, Millburn and Union to the southwest, Orange and East Orange to the northeast, West Orange to the north and Short Hills to the west.

Just under 15% of the population of South Orange hail from another country with the majority of those from Latin America. Those who are native to the U.S. also have diverse ancestries. The majority is of Irish descent with Italian, German, West Indian, English and Russian also represented. Almost half of the adult population is married with another almost 7% either divorced or separated.

Residents appreciate the variety of architecture in South Orange along with the easy commute to Manhattan. In fact, many of the residents hail from New York City. They often retain jobs in the city and commute back and forth, enjoying life in the larger homes and bigger back yards. Montrose Park is a unique area of the borough with Tudor, Victorian and Grand Colonial Revival homes lining the streets. In fact, the streets are lighted by gas lanterns to enhance the ambience of the neighborhood. Many homes and businesses are listed on the historic register. There are also modern buildings with condominiums and apartment complexes located downtown. Train and bus service provides public transportation to work and entertainment. The community offers several stores and restaurants for the locals. Outdoors people will enjoy the South Mountain Reservation, which is a preserve of 2,000 acres for biking and hiking, along with a dog park.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provide legal counsel to the residents of South Orange and all of Essex County. Mr. Van Aulen is an attorney who specializes in matters of family law such as divorce and child custody. He has 22 years of experience. He is dedicated to providing strong representation.

Mr. Van Aulen has handled child relocation cases, drafted divorce decrees and obtained restraining orders for his clients. He has drawn up prenuptial agreements, handled alimony requests and received modification of support for his clients. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Van Aulen has also served as an adjunct professor of law. He has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney, a distinction held by only a small number of the practicing attorneys in the state.

If you are in the process of divorce or are facing a custody battle for your child or children, you need an attorney with Mr. Van Aulen's commitment to his clients. He will sit down with you and listen to your story. He will take into consideration the emotional and psychological impact of your situation before offering legal advice. Mr. Van Aulen is a skilled negotiator who can often resolve situations without need for litigation.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen are located in Bergen County, New Jersey, in Saddle Brook. The office is conveniently near Route 80, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 17 and New Jersey Parkway.

For service in the following matters, you can count on The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen:

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

Contact Mr. Van Aulen today for a consultation to discuss your case. Tell him your story with no obligations and see how he can help you move on with your life. Call 201-845-7400 to set up an appointment.

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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