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Though only covering a single square mile on the western border of southern Bergen County, New Jersey, the borough is home to 11,592 residents. It is unique in that the boundaries that delineate the community form a heart shape. Its population has experienced minor dips and surges, but has largely remained the same since the 1990s. Passaic, the nearest city of over 50,000, is just over a mile to the northwest of Wallington, which in turn lies about fourteen miles northwest of New York City. Wood-Ridge, Rutherford, East Rutherford, Carlstadt, Garfield, Hasbrouck Heights and Lodi are all nearby communities. Over 36% of the town's citizens have moved here from other countries, primarily from Europe. Native citizens also hail mainly from Europe, tracing their roots to Polish, Italian, Irish, German, Arabian and local origin. Just under a quarter of the area's inhabitants have earned a bachelor's or higher degree. A little over 8% are divorced, and just over half of the population is currently wed.

Residents can enjoy spending time outdoors in Wallington at Samuel Nelkin County Park which features a playground, dog park and picnic areas. It also has a shallow pond for those who enjoy fishing. Sporting fields and tennis courts entice many locals for an afternoon game. On cold days, residents can take their fun inside Bowlero Wallington, a bowling alley that also has an arcade, restaurant and bar. Bus service provides easy access to other boroughs for those who want to venture outside Wallington. Three-fourths of the residents choose to drive to work rather than carpool or use public transportation. The most common industries in this borough are blue collar jobs in construction, manufacturing and transportation. With an elementary, middle and high school located in Wallington, education jobs are also available. There are seven colleges and community colleges located within ten miles of the borough, and it has its own library with the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library.

When it comes to family law, Wellington and the surrounding communities are well served by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen's family law practice in the state of New Jersey has spanned over two decades. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law for thirteen years. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. His legal skill and veteran knowledge serve him well in the passionate representation of his clients. Mr. Van Aulen cares about more than your legal rights; he's also concerned with your mental and emotional well being. He knows how difficult going through a divorce or custody battle can be, and takes the time to listen to your concerns before working with you to formulate a plan to aggressively pursue a successful outcome to your legal issue. He's no stranger to big or small cases, handling everything from mediation to the return an internationally abducted child to their home. He's successfully represented both mothers and fathers in matters of child custody or support, and has worked with survivors of domestic violence as well as those falsely accused of it. Peter Van Aulen is willing to stay by your side and fight for your rights.

Legal topics covered under family law and handled by the Law Offices Peter Van Aulen include:

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

Family legal issues are rarely uncomplicated. Don’t travel this path alone or try to figure out the best option on your own. When you're facing a legal crisis, choose a legal representative with the passion and experience to defend your rights. Call the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at 201-845-7400 to schedule your initial consultation today. You'll be glad you did.

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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