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Waldwick, a tiny borough located in the mid-northeastern portion of Bergen County, provides a home to just fewer than 10,000 residents in its two square miles. Its name may stem from Old English and has been alternately translated as "beautiful grove" or "village in a grove". It lies just seven miles to the northeast of Paterson, the nearest town of over 50,000, and New York City is twenty-four miles to the southeast. A neighboring borough, Ho-Ho-Kus, shares a name with the brook that flows through the center of town. Other nearby communities includes Saddle River, Allendale, Midland, Ridgewood, Wyckoff, Ramsey and Woodcliff Lake. Most of the community's immigrant residents are from Asia or Europe, and make up about 12% of the population. Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, England, and Holland all lend their diverse cultures to the history of the town's native born citizens. Almost 64% of Waldwick's inhabitants are married, with another 5.7% having gone through divorce.

Waldwick is an appealing choice for young families because it offers a full education to students from kindergarten through high school, along with several private schools. State and county roads run through the borough to provide easy access to other communities. It also has its own rail station and bus service which goes to midtown Manhattan. Detached homes run around $500,000 and up while apartments and condos can be found for just over $300,000. While many residents find jobs in other communities, Waldwick is a white-collar employment borough with many jobs in technical and professional services as well as education and retail. There are also seven colleges and universities located within ten miles.

When it comes to family legal matters, the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen are happy to be of service to Waldwick and the surrounding communities. Mr. Van Aulen is one of select few of the state's attorneys to have earned the distinction of being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney, a testament to his knowledge of and experience in family law. To earn this distinction, he had to take numerous continuing education courses and pass an extensive exam as well as being reviewed by his peers. He has been a family legal practitioner for over twenty-two years, and has served as an adjunct professor for thirteen years. Not only does Mr. Van Aulen possess the acumen and veracity to handle family legal matters as a veteran attorney, he also cares deeply about the wellbeing of his clients. He takes the time to listen to your story, and accounts for your mental and emotional circumstances as well as the legal aspects of your case. His understanding as a legal representative encompasses both sides of delicate issues that require tactful handling and finesse. For example, he has advocated for the rights of those falsely accused of domestic violence, as well as defended those who have survived it. He has also been a successful advocate of parental rights for both mothers and fathers. He even fights for grandparents’ rights when it is in the best interest of the children. You won't find an attorney with this combination of tenacity and skill anywhere else.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen assists clients in these legal matters:

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

Why not employ over two decades of experience and passion when you're facing a difficult legal battle? Don’t fight the divorce battle alone when you can have legal representation to guide you. Mr. Van Aulen aggressively and skillfully represents each client, negotiating on their behalf to reach a successful outcome. He's a force to reckon with, and one you'll want in your corner. Call the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 today 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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