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Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles (32 km) from Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 54,717. Wayne shares its borders with 12 neighboring municipalities. Franklin Lakes and Oakland in Bergen County; Fairfield and North Caldwell in Essex County; Lincoln Park and Pequannock in Morris County; and Haledon, Little Falls, North Haledon, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, and Totowa in Passaic County. Wayne has a number of lakes, with distinct communities and neighborhoods located around them. These include Pines Lake, Packanack Lake, Lions Head Lake, Tom's Lake and Pompton Lake (half of which is in Wayne). The Morris Canal ran through the southwestern part of Wayne, carrying produce to market and coal from Pennsylvania. The canal was replaced by the railroad at the end of the 19th century. In the early 20th century, Wayne grew as a vacation retreat for wealthy New Yorkers. In the summer, visitors came from Manhattan and Brooklyn to live in the summer bungalows and enjoy the rivers. Wayne is a quaint city with a higher average income than most of New Jersey, several businesses and quality schools.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen proudly provide legal counsel and advice to the residents of Wayne and nearby communities. Mr. Van Aulen relies on his twenty-two years of experience with each case he handles. His experience in family law has served him well with hundreds of successful cases. He provides a listening ear to each client to learn the particulars of their cases before offering sound legal advice. Through it all, he recognizes the emotional and even physical toll that family issues can create. He creates a solid strategy and fights passionately for the good of his clients. He has taken on difficult child custody cases for both men and women and has been a strong advocate for victims of domestic abuse. He handles prenuptial agreements and even grandparent custody. In addition to his outstanding record as an attorney, Mr. Van Aulen is also an experienced and successful mediator. He negotiates on the behalf of his clients to avoid the time and expense of a trial. If those negotiations do not succeed, he is prepared to go to trial to get the best results for his clients using his many years of trial experience.

If you are in a situation where legal counsel is the only option remaining, you need an attorney who will give you 100%. Mr. Van Aulen is a dedicated, honest attorney who will stand by you until the end. His main office is located in nearby Saddle Brook.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen are here to help you in many situations, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Child Relocation
  • Modification of Support
  • Annulment
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent Visitation and Custody
  • Mediation
  • College Tuition Disputes
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Divorce and child custody are never easy. You need someone who will offer sound legal advice and stand up on your behalf through the situation. Call Mr. Van Aulen today to schedule an appointment and discuss the details of your case. Contact him at 201-845-7400 for a free 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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