Peter Van Aulen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Saddle Brook, NJ

Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen
 | 50 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Phone: 201-845-7400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

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Attorney Profile

As founder of the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen, Mr. Van Aulen is dedicated to representing clients in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, and across the state, including those in Morris, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Sussex, Essex and Bergen counties. He focuses his practice on family law, handling issues such as divorce, restraining orders, paternity, mediation, same-sex marriage, child support, visitation and alimony.

In 1987, Mr. Van Aulen received a Bachelor of Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey. During his time there, he received the Dean's Award and served as president of the student body. Mr. Van Aulen went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1990 from New York Law School.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney, Mr. Van Aulen has more than two decades of experience helping people resolve family matters. As a trained mediator, he seeks to find a solution that is efficient as well as effective. When the courtroom cannot be avoided, Mr. Van Aulen is a fierce litigator and steadfast advocate for his clients.

Mr. Van Aulen is a member of the Family Law Section with the the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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White Papers

  • Understanding The New Jersey Divorce Process - The article explains the divorce process.

  • Understanding The Hague Convention On International Child Abduction - The article explains the the Hague Convention On International Child Abduction.

  • Understanding The Hague Convention On International Child Abduction - The article explains the the Hague Convention On International Child Abduction.

  • Calculating Child Support For High And Low Income Families In New Jersey - The article explains how child support is calculated for high income and low income families.

  • Understanding Child Custody In New Jersey - The article discusses the different types of child custody.

  • Types Of Alimony Awarded In A New Jersey Divorce - The article lists and explains the different types of alimony awarded in a divorce.

  • The Allocation Of Higher Education Expenses And Child Support - The article discusses the Newburgh factors and how child support could be modfied if a child goes to college.

  • Steps In A New Jersey Divorce - The article lists and explains ten steps in a divorce.

  • Removal Of Children From The State Of New Jersey - The article explains the factors a court considers in allowing one parent to relocate a child outside the state of New Jersey.  

  • Removal Of Children From The State Of New Jersey - The article explains the factors a court considers in allowing one parent to relocate a child outside the state of New Jersey.  

  • Prenuptial Agreements - The article explains the Uniform Premartal and Pre-Civil Union Agreement Act.

  • Paternity In New Jersey - The article explains New Jersey Paternity Laws.

  • Paternity And Genetic Testing When There Is Presumed Father In New Jersey - The article explains the law in New Jersey of allowing genetic testing to prove paternity when there is a presumed father.

  • Nine Things To Know Going Though A Divorce In New Jersey - The article list and explains nine important facts about the divorce process.

  • New Jersey Domestic Violence - The article explains the New Jersey domestic violence statute.

  • Motion For Pendente Lite (Temporary) Relielf In A New Jersey Divorce - The article explains what is a motion for pendente lite relief in a divorce.

  • Mandated Mediation In New Jersey - The article explains the different mandated mediation programs in a New Jersey divorce

  • Important Things To Know Going Through A Divorce In New Jersey - The article explains importants facts about going through a divorce.

  • How Is Duration And Amount Of Alimony Determined - The article explains how the court determines the amount and duration of an alimony award.

  • Grandparent Vistation & Custody - The article explains the law in New Jersey concerning grandparent vistation.

  • Factors Used By The Court In Determining Custody - Explains the factors a court uses in determining the custody of a child.

  • Enforcement Of New Jersey Child Support Orders - The Artile explains how a New Jersey Child Support Order can be enforced

  • Dividing Property In A Divorce - The article explains the law of equitable distribution in New Jersey.

  • Causes Of Action For Divorce In New Jersey - The article explains the different causes of action for divorce in New Jersey

  • Alimony Modification Due To Cohabitation In New Jersey - Article is about how cohabitation can impact an alimony obligation.

  • Alimony And Child Support Modification In New Jersey Due To Unemployment - Article is about how unemployment affects alimony and child Support in New Jersey

  • Alimony And Retirement In New Jersey - Article is about how retirement impacts alimony

  • About Peter Van Aulen

    Admitted 1991, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: http://www.pvalaw.com/peter-van-aulen.html

    Honors and Awards:

    • Distinguished Alumni Award, Ramapo College  , 1997

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney    

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Supreme Court Of The United States, 2008
    • U.S. Court Of Appeals Third Circuit, 2008
    • New Jersey, 1991
    • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1991
    • Completed Family Mediation Training-Qualified AOC Mediator  
    • Member Of The Bergen County Early Settlement Panel

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    •  Chaired the Marketing Committee for St. Joseph's School in Florida New York from 2006 to 2009.
    • Chaired the Marketing Committee for Sacred Heart School in Monroe New York from 2009 to 2013. Increased student enrollment from approximately 170 to almost 300 students. 
    • Chaired the Evangelization Committee for Sacred Heart Church from 2012 to 2013.

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Presenter: Midwest Business Administration Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Presented a paper titled "Third Party Liability:An Overview", 1995
    • Legal Training Consultant, Ramapo College Domestic Violence
    • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University, 1997
    • Adjunct Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1993-2006

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • An appeal of a domestic violence restraining order
    • A petition in Federal District Court involving international child custody
    • An appeal concerning child custody and the Hague Convention which resulted in a published opinion
    • A child custody trial for a father in Bergen County

    Representative Clients:

    • I represent 30 to 40 new divorce and family law clients per year. 

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Adjunct Professor of Business Law and Business Courses •Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1993-2006 •Seton Hall University, 1997

    Educational Background:

    • B.S., Ramapo College, Double Major in Political and Business and Administration, Graduate Speaker, Recipient of Dean’s Award, Student Government President, UN Debate Team Won Best Justice, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1987
    Office Location for Peter Van Aulen

    50 Market Street
    Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

    Phone: 201-845-7400

     

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