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Nestled along the eastern border of Bergen County, New Jersey, and bordered by both the state of New York and the Hudson River, lies the modest borough of Tenafly. The community has the distinction of being the first borough formed in the county during the borough craze of the late nineteenth century. Its name is Dutch in origin, and may relate to its meadow location. Its 4.6 square miles are home to a growing population of 14,635. The nearest town of over 50,000 is Yonkers of Hello, Dolly! fame, located just over 5 miles due east of Tenafly. Other neighboring communities include Cresskill, Bergenfield, Englewood, Dumont, Demarest, Englewood Cliffs, Alpine and Haworth. Richly diverse, over 31% of the community's residents have immigrated to the U.S., mostly from Asia and Europe. Native born citizens trace their lineage to Irish, Russian, Italian, German, Polish and English roots. A whopping 66% of Tenafly residents are now wed, and only 5.5% are currently divorced.

The borough was named 7th in the list of best places to live in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly in 2013. Portions of Tenafly overlook the Hudson River with the nearby Tenafly Nature Center bringing even more interest to the natural aspects of the borough. This district has public schools from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. The high school received a National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence in 2005 from the United States Department of Education. It was also ranked third by New Jersey Monthly for high schools in the state in 2012. The education system is one reason families look to Tenafly when they consider relocating. Route 9W and the Palisades Interstate Parkway provide easy access for commuters who work in other boroughs. Bus service takes residents all the way into New York City. While the borough does not have a current rail station, the Tenafly Station was a former station which is now a restaurant and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Serving Tenafly and all of Bergen County in matters of divorce or other family legal issues are the Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen benefits from the experience garnered from both his twenty-two years and counting of family legal practice, and his thirteen years as an adjunct professor. Peter Van Aulen was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. This is not an easily earned distinction; extensive exams test each applicant's acumen and practical experience, and he or she must also pass peer and judicial reviews. Mr. Van Aulen handles a broad spectrum of legal issues under the umbrella of family law, from college tuition disputes to the international child abduction cases. He is an attorney who cares about his clients' mental and emotional well being as well as their legal rights, taking the time to listen to your story before crafting an aggressive strategy to defend your equity under the law. He provides legal assistance in child custody and alimony cases. He can draft prenuptial agreements to ensure they are able to stand up if contested later on. If you're looking for impartial assistance rather than pursuing a court case, Mr. Van Aulen is also a trained mediator. Rather than representing a specific client, in these instances he meets with both parties to discuss and mediate an amicable and legally binding conclusion.

Family law issues handled by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen are as follows:

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

When you're facing a difficult legal battle, especially in the sensitive area of family law, you want an attorney who has the compassion, experience, and passion to fight aggressively for your rights. Make the right call. Contact the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 today.

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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