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Teaneck a suburb of New York City is a large township located in the mid-eastern portion of Bergen County, New Jersey. The town has not one but two claims to fame: George Washington led American troops through the area after suffering defeat at the Battle of Fort Washington, and in 1964 it became the first community in the country with a white majority to voluntarily desegregate its schools. The township remains diverse, with most immigrants hailing from Latin America, Asia and Europe, and native born citizens tracing their origins to the West Indies, Poland, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Russia. Both the black and Jewish communities have a strong presence in the area. In fact, the borough prides itself on its diversity, which is shown when the high school displays the flags of the birth countries of the graduating seniors. In 2000, there were 63 flags. Just 14 miles northwest of New York City, Teaneck is also neighbored by several other communities: Bogota, Englewood, Hackensack, Leonia, Bergenfield, Ridgefield Park, Maywood and River Edge. Nearly half of the town's residents have earned a four-year or higher degree, and nearly 55% are married. Another almost 8% have been divorced.

One of the appealing factors for people looking to move to Teaneck is the affordability of housing. Properties range from just over $100,000 on up, making this borough a place many families will consider for their purchase. There are condominiums along with split-level and ranch-style homes, many of which are new while others were built before the 1950s. With five business districts, there are multiple job opportunities within the borough as well as easy transportation to nearby locations. Professional careers make up the majority of job options in Teaneck along with health care. Residents can also find jobs in education, finance and insurance. A golf course and 23 public parks entice people who are interested in spending time outdoors and being in nature. Tree-lined streets testify to the small-town feel of this community while numerous restaurants and other locations provide entertainment. Education consists of multiple private schools along with a public school system in Teaneck.

In the event of a divorce or other family-related legal matters, residents of Teaneck and the surrounding communities have the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at their disposal. Mr. Van Aulen has the benefit of over two decades of legal experience in New Jersey's family law. As a trained mediator, he is well acquainted with the process necessary to reach agreements between parties. He is also a skilled negotiator, working on behalf of clients to resolve differences before the case goes to court. If negotiations prove unfruitful, you can be sure that Mr. Aulen sees cases through their completion for the benefit of his clients. His clients benefit from his academic prowess garnered from his thirteen years as an adjunct professor in addition to his over twenty two years of legal practice. He has handled cases that have required any number of skills; from the diplomacy needed to handle international child abduction to the strength needed to represent victims of domestic abuse. Mr. Van Aulen is a caring and compassionate attorney who takes the time to hear your story and consider the whole aspect of your wellbeing, not just your legal issue.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen accepts cases pertaining to many aspects of family law, including:

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

Even under the best of circumstances, divorce, custody, and other family legal issues are rarely simple matters. If you'd like to have the combined experience of over three decades of practical and academic legal experience on your side, call the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen today at 201-845-7400 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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