Denise Kent

Attorney, Principal

 

Legal Field:

  • Mediation of Family Matters, including Divorce and Elder Law Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administrations
  • Elder Law, including Long-Term Care (Medicaid) Planning, and Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Planning for Gay and Unmarried Partners
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Asset Protection Trusts
  • Pet Trusts
  • Preparation, presentation & prosecution of claims for Veteran's Benefits, as an accredited Veteran's Affairs Attorney

 

Professional development:

2002

Bachelor of Arts in History, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

 

2008

Juris Doctor Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA

 

2008

Founded Denise Kent Law Group

 

2010 

Certificate in Trust and Estate Planning, The Foundation for Continuing Legal Education, Inc., Wenham, MA

 

2013 Mediation Training, Community Dispute Settlement Center, Cambridge, MA

 

Memberships:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • ElderCounsel, LLC
  • WealthCounsel, LLC
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the Federal First Circuit Courts
  • Accredited Veteran's Affairs (VA) Attorney

 

Personal: 

 

Attorney Kent raised her son in Hamilton, MA, and now lives in Salem with her husband and their spoiled cats and dog, all of whom were shelter rescues.  In her spare time she enjoys reading about ancient history, practicing yoga, and collecting miniatures.  She is also Chair of her church's Events Committee and supports several causes that have affected friends and family.

 

 * Attorney Kent was employed as a Trusts & Estates Paralegal for approximately 9 years before earning her law degree.  She has served for many years as a member of the Paralegal Advisory Board at North Shore Community College.  In addition, she is a past volunteer for North Shore Elder Services, and is a former Rotarian.