Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children

Child Protection

Mr. Heffernan has more than a decade of experience in representing parents and children in the child welfare system. While in law school, he was a Kellogg’s National Child Welfare Law Fellow and protecting parents and children in the foster care system continues to be a cornerstone of his law practice.

He is familiar not only with parents’ custody rights, but also the regulations that require various services from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). He is also well aware of the importance of hiring expert witnesses in some cases, including substance abuse counselors, psychologists, sexual abuse forensic experts, and child development experts.

Mr. Heffernan is a seasoned litigator who can successfully represent you at any stage of the child welfare process, including:

  • Emergency 72-hour removal hearing
  • Your service plan
  • Foster care review meetings
  • Trial to determine permanent custody
  • Trial to terminate parental rights

The Law Office of Kevin R. Heffernan, Ltd. understands that losing custody of your child is traumatic.  You need a knowledgeable ally that will respond promptly to your needs and questions.  If you would like to learn more about your rights and options, call the Law Office of Kevin R. Heffernan, Ltd., today for a free initial consultation.


858 Washington Street, Suite 301
Dedham, MA 02026