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Totowa is a small borough located in Passaic County, New Jersey. It boasts a population of 10,844, according to the 2010 United States Census, which is an increase of 9% from the 2000 Census. It encompasses about four square miles. Surrounding the borough are several other small communities, including Singac and Little Falls to the southwest, Haledon and Paterson to the northeast, Wayne to the northwest and West Paterson to the southeast. Just 12 miles to the south lay Newark with New York about 20 miles to the southeast. Approximately 48% of the adult population is married with another 7% having been through a divorce. About 20% of the population hails from Europe or Asia. Those who are native to the US come from a diverse ancestry. The lineage of Totowa residents includes Italian, Irish, German, Arab and Polish. The average household size is 2.7 people. The name originates from a Native American word that means falling water.

For residents of Totowa who are facing a divorce or child custody battle, The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides representation for this borough and the surrounding communities. Mr. Van Aulen has been defending cases in family law in New Jersey for twenty-two years and he is passionate about providing the best legal help for his clients. He is not afraid to take on challenging cases and won’t back down from a fight when his client’s interests are on the line. He is a trained mediator and has successfully resolved many issues without the need for a trial. However, he is always prepared and ready to see a case to the end, even if that means a long court battle. Mr. Van Aulen has handled numerous divorces and annulments as well as custody cases for men and women. He has created prenuptial agreements as well as defended grandparents’ rights to custody when it is in the best interest of the child. In addition to his exemplary history as an attorney, he also served as an adjunct professor for 13 years. It is this unique combination of experience that makes him such a powerful advocate for his clients.

If you are considering divorce or concerned about retaining custody of your children, you need to work with an attorney that you can trust to give 110% to your case. Mr. Van Aulen will put all of his resources to work for you when he takes your case. He is dedicated to mounting a strong case that will give you the results you want. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen handled many types of cases, including the following:

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

When you are dealing with the trauma of a divorce, you need an attorney who understands what you are going through. Contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen for your consultation at 201-845-7400.

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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