Passaic County NJ Attorney
The Law Office of Jef Henninger, Esq.
Call 855-953-3529 / 24 Hours

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Office Locations * By Appointment Only
855-953-3529 24 Hours


Newark Office*
One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102


Jersey City Office
14 Oakland Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306


Clifton Office
1135 Clifton Avenue
Suite 11
Clifton, NJ 07013

Child Abuse Defense Lawyers

Child abuse is one of the more difficult cases that an attorney can handle in Passaic County. In addition to prison time, a defendant found guilty of child abuse may also lose their parental rights. Thus, an aggressive approach is often needed to fight these allegations. The Passaic County Child Abuse Defense Lawyers of the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq will protect you and fight back against the police, the prosecutor and DYFS.

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Parental Rights in New Jersey Family Court

The termination of parental rights proceedings are initiated by the (DCPP) Division of Child Protection and Permanency. This government organization investigates all allegations of child abuse, child neglect and parental unfitness. The DCPP will move to terminate parental rights if there is evidence of child endangerment or threat of violence.

The actions of the DCPP are essential to protecting New Jersey children from abuse and neglect. Unfortunately child custody, divorce and support disagreements sometimes turn nasty and untrue allegations are used to gain a legal advantage. If you have been falsely accused of child abuse or child neglect by a former spouse, family member, school or anyone else, we will fight aggressively to clear your name and to keep your parental rights intact. The prospect of losing parental rights can be devastating to any parent and their children.

Experienced Passaic County DYFS Attorneys

Criminal child abuse charges may also include action to terminate parental rights brought by DYFS. While related to the criminal cases, the DYFS case is completely separate. In fact, the case will be heard in the Passaic County Family Court, not in the main court house. If your criminal defense lawyer is not experienced with DYFS cases, you may have to get two lawyers. To save costs and to have a more focused approach, the lawyers of the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq can handle both the criminal charges and the DYFS case.

Our Passaic County child abuse defense attorneys have successfully handled child abuse cases involving allegations of neglect, excessive corporal punishment, shaken baby syndrome and sexual abuse. If you are facing a charge of child abuse in Passaic County or any court in New Jersey, call now to speak with a defense lawyer. We answer our phones on evenings and weekends to better assist you!

Call us day or night 24/7 at 855-953-3529

Free initial consultation. All major credit cards accepted.

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger represents clients throughout Passaic County, New Jersey including: Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Hewitt, Little Falls, North Haledon, Packanack Lake, Passaic, Paterson, Pines Lake, Newfoundland, Oak Ridge, Pompton Lakes, Preakness, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, West Milford and Woodland Park. *By Appointment Only.