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About Me

" Helping people, one family at a time". 

Attorney Kent is admitted to practice within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the Federal First Circuit Court system.  She holds a Certificate in Trust and Estate Planning, and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

Her practice is devoted to Estate Planning, Probate  & Elder Law, including long-term care planning, estate / trust planning and administration, and Family Law matters of all kinds.   

Empathetic and responsive, Attorney Kent strives to meet the legal needs of persons in an efficient, cost-effective, and considerate manner, while advocating strenuously for each client. She is committed to building a reputation for excellence in the community, and serves the community on many levels, including:

* Volunteer Lawyer for the Senior Partners for Justice Program

* Pro Bono Estate Planning services for low income senior citizens of Wenham, MA

* NSCC Paralegal Advisory Board Member

* Former member of Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club


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Practice Areas


  1. Probate: 45%
    7 years
  2. Estate Planning: 45%
    7 years
  3. Family: 10%
    7 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Estela Matta

    I have had the opportunity to read many of Attorney Kent's comments and advise on the Q&A Board; she is always thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable about the law. I endorse this lawyer.


    Estela Matta Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Denise Kent Law Group

15 Church Street
Salem, MA, 01970-3607



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Paralegal of the YearNSCC2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trusts & Estates ParalegalMacLean Holloway Doherty Ardiff & Morse2005 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2010 - Present
Senior Partners for JusticeVolunteer Lawyer2009 - Present
Hamilton-Wenham Rotary InternationalMember2009 - Present
North Shore Women's Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Theodore D. v. Executor of EstateSuccessfully negotiated the claim down to a fraction of the debt, saving this family and this Estate thousands of dollars.
In Re: Estate of HoffmanI was successful in getting the instrument admitted into probate.
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Publication NameTitleDate
WebsiteWhere to Store Your WillN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Foundation for Continuing Legal EducationN/ACertificate in Trust & Estate Planning2010
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverN/AJuris Doctor2008
Gordon CollegeHistoryB. A.2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2011 Seminar SeriesLong-Term care (Medicaid) Planning2011
Fall 2010 seminar SeriesHow to Avoid Probate2010
Fall 2010 Seminar SeriesBasic Estate Planning2010
Fall 2010 Seminar SeriesCaregiver Burnout2010
Seminar: How to Avoid ProbateProbate2009
Seminar: Basic Estate PlanningWills & Trusts2009
Medicaid PlanningLong-Term Care Planning2009
Estate Planning & Education PlanningPlanning for Parents with Minor Children2009