Welcome to DGVE law®

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

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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. (Please note we do not handle contested / litigated matters where people are fighting after the death of a loved one.)

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. We meet in our offices in downtown Hingham Square or online via video conference.

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 serve every client with the same level of attention and respect. We are an LGBTQ+ friendly law firm.

We take the time to get to know all our clients as unique individuals.  In the process we are fortunate to develop friendly, lasting relationships. We serve all our clients and their families with deep empathy and compassion.  We provide holistic legal counseling and advice, educating our clients to empower them to make the best choices for themselves and for their loved ones.

We create estate plans that match our clients' needs from the most basic will-based plans to complex plans combining a variety of trusts and other entities as appropriate.  We serve 18-20-something-year-old young adults whose primary estate planning legal needs are more related to planning for any possible medical emergency, and their parents who are just emptying their nests. 

We help parents of babies and young children name legal guardians for their minor children and ensure their children are always safe in the care of the people they know, love, and trust, no matter what.  And we help proud grandparents planning for retirement or enjoying it and their grandchildren.

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. 

Text, call, or email us any time:  781-740-0848 or info@dgvelaw.com  

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