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Located on top of Second Watchung Mountain, Summit is a small city in Union County, New Jersey. Union County is in the northeastern portion of the state and Summit is in the northern most corner of the county. Originally known as Turkey Hill, the city was also referred to as Beacon Hill during the American Revolutionary War. The total area of Summit is just over six square miles.

Manhattan is just over 20 miles away from Summit to the east with Newark being a little over nine miles in the same direction. Union is five miles away while several smaller communities surround this town. Woodland Park and New Providence lies to the southwest while Chatham and Madison are located to the northwest. To the southeast, you will see Springfield while Short Hills is located to the northeast along with Millburn. Mountainside is just a little over 1 ½ miles to the south.

Just over one-fifth of the residents are first-generation citizens with the majority of them originating from Europe or Asia. For those who are native, they bring a diverse ancestry, including Italian, Irish, Polish, German and English. Almost 60% of the adult population is married with another 8% either divorced or separated.

Residents in Summit and other nearby towns can seek help from The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen in matters of divorce and family law. Mr. Van Aulen has over 22 years of experience in this area, having won hundreds of cases for his clients. He is experienced with child custody cases, child relocation and domestic abuse. Mr. Van Aulen has obtained restraining orders for his clients and drafted prenuptial agreements and divorce decrees.

In addition to his extensive experience as a family law attorney, Mr. Van Aulen served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. He has been trained as a mediator and listened to cases for other attorneys. He has put his skills of negotiation to use for his own clients by reaching a satisfactory resolution for many cases without the need for litigation. When a case must continue on to court, Mr. Van Aulen provides a solid strategy to obtain the best results for his client. He is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who understands the toll that divorce and other situations can take on a person.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The office is accessible to Route 17, Route 80, New Jersey Turnpike and New Jersey Parkway. Services provided by The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen include:

  • 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

If you are considering divorce or dealing with another family matter that requires legal representation or counsel, contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Schedule a free initial consultation to get to know him and to present your situation. Call him at 201-845-7400 and choose an attorney that you can trust.

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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