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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Probate, Trust & Estate Administration

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DGVE law cares deeply about the health of all our clients and team members and all of our extended family members, neighbors, and friends. We are also in the business of providing peace of mind and serving as a source of comfort and order in the event of a tragedy. We want to share our plan with you.


DGVE law is a boutique Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust and Estate Administration law firm founded by top-rated Massachusetts Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess in Hingham in 2008.

We help our clients leave a legacy, rather than a paper mess or infighting, by planning ahead, and we guide surviving loved ones, with compassion and empathy, through the difficult process of wrapping up final affairs after death.

Our clients live all around the Greater Boston area from the South Shore and Cape Cod, to the South End, Back Bay, North End, and Charlestown, to Metro West and the North Shore.

Our clients have diverse backgrounds, family structures, financial circumstances, and goals, but they share common values including love of family and friends and a desire to make the lives of those they love easier, no matter what. We are an LGBTQ+ friendly law firm. We are so fortunate to get to know each of our clients as unique individuals with whom we enjoy developing friendly, lasting relationships.

We maintain a special estate planning focus on the unique needs of parents of young children just filling their nests, serving them with deep empathy and compassion. We also serve many young adults just starting out, parents just emptying their nests and settling into or enjoying retirement, and proud grandparents.  We are honored to serve multiple members and generations within the same families, comforting siblings and parents with the knowledge that we intend to be here to guide their surviving loved ones after they're gone. Just ask some of our clients and they’ll probably have some good stories to tell you; ours is a very family friendly law firm!

Since DGVE law’s inception in 2008, we’ve been committed to conserving energy, reducing paper waste, recycling, making environmentally conscious purchases, reducing greenhouse gases, and developing sustainable practices. 

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