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West Caldwell

West Caldwell is located in the northwestern portion of Essex County, which is situated in the northern part of the state. The township is just 16 miles from Manhattan and is part of the West Essex area. It was once a borough but was later changed to a township. The community has a population of 10,759 and an area of five square miles. West Caldwell is home to several small parks, including Grover Cleveland Park, Memorial Park and Francisco Park.

Nearby cities include Newark about ten miles away and Wayne just seven miles to the northeast. Small boroughs include Caldwell, Verona and Essex Fells to the southeast, North Caldwell and Singac to the northeast, Roseland to the southwest, Cedar Grove to the east and Fairfield to the north.

Of those who make West Caldwell their home, only a little over 10% are foreign born with the majority of those coming from Europe. Ancestries are diverse in the area, with most people hailing from Italian or Irish lineage. Other cultures represented include German, Polish, Russian and English. Almost sixty percent of the adult population is married with another 6% either divorced or separated.

West Caldwell shares its school system with Caldwell through high school. It is also home to West Caldwell Tech and the West Essex campus of Essex County College. Bus service provides public transportation for the residents. This community was the location for several scenes from The Sopranos, an HBO TV series. One of the best known baseball players of all-time, Yogi Berra, hailed from West Caldwell.

The most common job occupations in West Caldwell include technical and professional services, finance and insurance, and construction. The average commute time for residents varies from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. The unemployment rate is significantly below the state average while the median home value is above the state average. The community ranked near the top of the list for the Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of females in industries.

Residents of West Caldwell can find help in matters of divorce, child custody and other family law issues from The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. Mr. Van Aulen is an attorney with 22 years of experience in family law. He has represented both men and women in child custody. In addition, Mr. Van Aulen has drafted prenuptial agreements and divorce decrees for his clients.

Besides his impressive record as an attorney, Mr. Van Aulen has also served as an adjunct professor of law. He is trained as a mediator and has written more 30 articles on family law. This wide range of experience serves him well as he provides legal counsel for his clients. Mr. Van Aulen understands the importance of listening to his clients before providing any advice. He understands the impact of divorce on both parties and others who are involved and recognizes the emotional and physical toll it can take. Mr. Van Aulen is dedicated to providing strong representation for his clients to advocate for their best interests.

Anyone going through a divorce or dealing with other family matters can contact The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The office is accessibly near for Route 80, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 17 and New Jersey Parkway.

The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen provides numerous services, including:

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

Anyone who is heading down the path of divorce or fighting for custody of their children needs an experienced, dedicated attorney by their side. Even if you haven’t formally filed for divorce or made that decision, you can ask for legal advice. Contact Mr. Van Aulen for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call him at 201-845-7400 to set up an appointment at the meeting location of your choice.

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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