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Westwood, New Jersey covers a little over two square miles in the mid-northern section of Bergen County. It's located approximately 9 miles northeast of Paterson, the nearest town of over 50,000, and twenty miles northwest of New York City. Emerson, Hillsdale, Washington Township, River Vale, Oradell, Harrington Park, Woodcliff Lake and Old Tappan are all communities that neighbor Westwood. The small borough is home to just over 11,000 residents, nearly 17% of who have emigrated from other countries. The newcomers hail mainly from Europe and Asia, while native-born residents trace their roots to Italian, Irish, German, Polish, English and Russian origin. About 57% of the borough's inhabitants are married, and another 6.2% have been divorced.

This little borough is known as the Hub of the Pascack Valley. Because it is located so close to New York City, many of the residents commute for work or for entertainment. The beginnings of the town largely consisted of trappers and hunters with their families. Westwood grew into a mill town with continued expansion once the railroad came in 1870. Today, the community is a bustling suburb of New York City with direct access to the Garden State Parkway. Westwood Train Station provides easy access to the rest of the area along with bus routes for public transportation. The downtown district features multiple restaurants and stores along with a movie theater. An ice rink offers fun year-round while concerts in the park provides entertainment during the summer. All of these activities, along with a community center, appeal to families to entice them to move to Westwood when they are interested in relocating.

When it comes to family law, residents of Westwood and the surrounding communities are well represented by the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. A veteran family law practitioner for over twenty-two years, Mr. Van Aulen possesses the knowledge and practical experience necessary to protect his clients' rights with both veracity and passion. His credentials include thirteen years as an adjunct professor, as well as the rare distinction of being certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a matrimonial attorney. He passed the stringent examinations and peer and judicial reviews necessary to earn this accreditation. Mr. Van Aulen's experiences have given him a unique insight into family law cases. He realizes that much more than your legal rights is at stake, and takes the time to listen to your concerns. The mental and emotional circumstances of the parties involved in your case are taken into account when he works with you to formulate a plan of attack that will aggressively represent your legal rights. Because he has successfully represented clients on both sides of challenging legal issues, Mr. Van Aulen has gained legal acumen that has served him well in over two decades of family law practice. He has advocated both for the victims of domestic abuse and for those who have been falsely accused of it. He has served both mothers and fathers in their quest for parental rights and the wellbeing of their children. Whether you're retaining Mr. Van Aulen as legal counsel, or asking him to mediate between yourself and another party, you can be sure he'll take a fair and balanced approach.The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen is located in Saddle Brook New Jersey.

Family law covers a broad spectrum of legal issues. The Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen offer assistance in:

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

When you're facing a life altering event, you need a committed, passionate, and experienced advocate on your team. Let Mr. Van Aulen help you move forward with your life during this difficult period. Contact the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen today at 201-845-7400 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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