MOLST Orders and Statements of Intentions

The world of estate planning can be confusing, particularly when there are new developments in the field. In a recent post, we provided an introduction to one of those new areas – MOLST orders. MOLST stands for “Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” We also explained that a MOLST order is different from a health care proxy. Today, we dig a [more…]

What is a MOLST order, anyway?

The term “MOLST Order” has become a hot one in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, and end-of-life decision-making. But creating a MOLST Order can have a significant impact, so it’s important to understand the implications. This article provides a starting point, but before actually moving forward with a MOLST Order – either on your own behalf or for someone [more…]

Thomas Frain, 2016 Lawyers of the Year

Attorney Thomas Frain, recognized by Lawyer’s Weekly as one of 2016 Lawyers of the Year. When the Supreme Judicial Court ruled last May that a parcel of land in Templeton belonged to the Walter E. Fernald Corp., and not the state, it was more than the resolution of a garden-variety real estate dispute. The issue had turned on the question [more…]

Frain Beats Troup for Selectman’s Seat

November 06. 2015 2:01AM telegram.com By Ken Cleveland Item Correspondent BOLTON – Voters turned out Monday for a special election, choosing Tom Frain to fill out the Board of Selectmen. Frain was elected to fill the seat vacated by Larry Delaney, who resigned shortly after he was re-elected in the spring, following two contentious town meetings. There were 654 votes [more…]

Frain elected to Board of Selectmen

Telegram.com By Ken Cleveland Item Correspondent Posted Nov. 2, 2015 at 8:34 PM Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 9:37 PM BOLTON – Voters turned out Monday for a special election, choosing Tom Frain to fill out the Board of Selectmen. Frain was elected to fill the seat vacated by Larry Delaney, who resigned shortly after he was re-elected in the [more…]

For nonprofit, battle with state over land comes at a huge cost

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – July 20, 2015 SJC: Legislature’s inclusion of 600 acres in bill a mistake by Kris Olson kris.olson@lawyersweekly.com Photos by Merrill Shea The meeting in Thomas J. Frain’s Bolton office in spring 2007 would have been a pleasant one. Representatives of the Walter E. Fernald Corp., an all-volunteer nonprofit serving the developmentally disabled, had gathered with officials [more…]

Thomas Frain, Lawyers of the Year

Attorney Thomas Frain, recognized by Lawyer’s Weekly as one of 2012 Lawyers of the Year. Susan A. Bocamazo, Esq., Publisher, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Advocating on behalf of a 45-year-old developmentally disabled woman whose IQ was one point above the cut-off score for eligibility, Thomas J. Frain overturned a state regulation last July that denied benefits to those with an IQ [more…]

Mass. rule on mental disability faulted: Court says using IQ is unjustified

The Boston Globe Mass. rule on mental disability faulted Court says using IQ is unjustified By Patricia Wen GLOBE STAFF  JULY 30, 2012 The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled last week that the state agency that serves people with intellectual disabilities has failed to justify why it established an IQ score of 70 or below as a major criterion to qualify for [more…]