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" 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%
    8 years
  2. Estate Planning: 45%
    8 years
  3. Family: 10%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.


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Contact info

Denise Kent Law Group

15 Church Street
Salem, MA, 01970-3607


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/AJD - Juris 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