Client Testimonials

Phenomenal Lawyer!“She was phenomenal. She was amazing at handling the conversation and made me feel great and at ease. When my ex-wife was having a hard time I was amazed at Polly’s ability to manage everything. I couldn’t have been more happy with the way she handled a difficult experience for me.”

Eric L.


I strongly recommend Polly!“Polly was an amazing lifeline during a very difficult and painful time. I STRONGLY recommend her for any divorce! Not only did she help us come to terms that we were both happy with, but she helped us learn to communicate with each other better, as we move forward working together as co-parents. She has all of the connections, knowledge, expertise and people skills necessary to give you the best possible outcome. I have every intention of using her for my estate planning too, once the divorce is finalized.”

Eric


Five Stars Isn’t Enough“My divorce was amicable, but the subsequent issues that came up when I got remarried and moved closer to my children created a lot of conflicts. We have four boys and two functional households, and we’d been fighting a pitched legal battle on several fronts for almost two years on a number of issues when we both finally agreed to go into mediation.

So, I went to Polly with a situation that I considered truly unresolvable, given the personalities involved and the past history. I am sitting at my desk today after a number of mediation sessions staring at a signed mediation agreement. I will be honest, it was very expensive, and because we were in such bad shape going in, it took six months and eleven or twelve sessions, and I do not feel that I wasted a single penny.

I absolutely cannot recommend her services any more highly–she truly understands how to deal with difficult personalities of every flavor (and I’m including my own here), navigate very complex negotiations with tragic consequences for any misstep, and still consistently deliver unbelievable results. If I have any future conflicts I will not hesitate to go back. If you need mediation, don’t wait, call Polly.”

Andrew


Mediation Worked for us“My ex and I were amicable about our divorce but needed a lawyer to advise us on child support, alimony, 401K, and division of assets. We decided to use a mediator to draw up our divorce agreement. It was not a short process, but Polly broke it into manageable 1-2 hour sessions. We paid a reasonable price for a 5.5 hr “package” and were able to get everything done in that time. We went to court and the judge accepted the agreement with no problems. This process worked for us – we wanted it to be fair and non-confrontational. Polly did a good job keeping us focused and letting us talk about things that were bothering us and helped us come to an agreement. She brought up all the things we did not think about – like sharing holiday time and vacations with our daughter, keeping the house, etc. Polly is very caring but straightforward – no nonsense. She also described the court hearing process so clearly that there were absolutely no surprises when the day came. Polly gave us all the forms we needed to file, step by step filing instructions and helped us fill out most of the forms. A divorce is such a life-changing event, the less drama involved the better. Highly recommend working with Polly if you are in Worcester County.”

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Great lawyer“I would highly recommend Polly. She is thorough, kind and attentive. I could go on and on with other positive attributes that she has. She didn’t make me feel like just another dollar sign. More importantly,she gave me hope.”

Brenda


5K Stars!“Polly did an amazing job navigating a tricky divorce. Her ability to advocate for both of us to each other during some very tense times was phenomenal. Not only were we both very happy with the resolution she helped us reach, But she also helps us communicate much better as a divorcing couple who is still going to be raising kids together. I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with poly or how much respect I have for her!”

Eric


Straight Forward Lawyer“I used Polly for my mediation for my divorce. She was wonderful honest, straight forward and most all fair. I would recommend her. She is specific right down to where to park when we go to court. She made a stressful situation tolerable.”

Barbara


Didn’t waste my time!“Polly A. Tatum helped me through my divorce. She is straightforward and knowledgeable. She helped me with a divorce agreement and through some minor issues that arose throughout the divorce process. I enjoyed working with her and would work with her again.”

Rhonda


Focused!“Attorney Tatum was a very compasionate, fair, but firm person. She kept us focused on what had to be worked on and off the bitter emotional side! She made something positive out of a very negitive situation!”

Scott


In support if Polly Tatum, Esq,“Knowledgeable of the law including recent changes.. Professional while empathetic. Staff well trained and pleasant. Made an unpleasant situation more tolerable.”

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5 Stars for Polly“Having no idea what to expect when I first embarked on this process, my fears were quickly allayed. Polly is everything you want in a mediation lawyer. She made us feel comfortable and allowed us to arrive at a resolution based on our own ideas of what we believed to be fair, rather than having something “imposed” on us. She definitely helped us communicate better, which will serve us well moving forward. Best of all, she saved us a ton of money and we felt in total control of the process.”

Kim


Mediation/Divorce Review“Polly was a patient and calm guide through the steps for mediation and divorce. I can confidently recommend Polly Tatum because she is organized and efficient. All forms were prepared accurately and in a timely way. The hearing was today, and we had absolutely no problems. Everything went exactly as she described. Thank you Polly!”

Dawn


Divorce Mediation“I found Polly to be ethical and fair in dealing with my Mediation. She remained impartial throughout the process and was able to bring the divorce process to a speedy conclusion.”

Lesley


Mediation Divorce“Polly succeeded in doing a wonderful job of controlling and guiding my wife and myself through the very difficult process of mediation divorce. She was able to direct us to complete this very painful project while still maintaining our respect and dignity to each other. All at reasonable timetable and cost. We highly recommend her.”

Edward


For divorce mediation, look no further.“My wife and I engaged Polly for mediating our divorce. Her expertise helped us through the stack of paperwork and minimized our time in court.”

A Satisfied Client


Polly took extra good care of us while walking us through the divorce process.“Polly was patient, kind and understanding with us during a difficult process. We were productive in each meeting which allowed us to complete the process quickly. Polly had flexible hours which allowed us to work around our work schedules. Divorcing can be a sad tough process! Polly was understanding of that and made us both feel at ease.”

Allison


My mediation experience“Simply put, Polly is efficient, professional, kind, and very reasonable. I would use Polly not only in mediation, but any lawful service she provides. 5 stars!!!”

Jon


” We found Polly to be fair and considerate during a very trying time. Her knowledge of the local process was very comforting.”

S.P. Rutland, Massachusetts


“Divorce is not a fun or pleasant experience to have in one’s life. Polly made the process simple and as painless as possible. She explained the mediation process, gave us each time to decide if the process was something we could both agree on, and proceeded to take us through each step. The two appointments we had with Polly were efficient and concise. Polly was extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout our mediation. We would highly recommend her services to other people in our situation.”

JBD and SED


“After seeing all the long, drawn out, lengthy experiences of divorce in friends, I decided to go with Mediation. It seemed then, and still seems now, unbelievable to me that in 3 hour-long sessions, my divorce paperwork was concluded, the papers filed and the court date was set and done, all within a matter of several months and only 3 Mediation meetings. It CAN be done; I did it, maybe you can too. It definitely can save time and money.”

C.N. of Holden, Massachusetts


“I have been, and continue to be, a client of Attorney Polly Tatum’s. She has represented me in court regarding the difficult matters of divorce and child custody issues. Attorney Tatum has always been responsive, professional and successful in reaching very favorable results for me regarding my court matters. It gives me a great deal of peace of mind to know that Polly Tatum is my attorney and that she is well qualified to represent my interests. I highly recommend Attorney Tatum based on her experience, competence and professionalism.”

J.C. Auburn, Massachusetts


“I am writing to you more than seven years after our successful mediation of my divorce. As you may recall, the circumstances surrounding our divorce (long-term marriage, unemancipated children, significant income and net worth, extramarital relationships, etc.) presented all of the classic elements for a never ending legal and financial war. To your great credit, our mediated divorce resulted in a fair settlement that resulted in minimal and negative impact to our children and has allowed both my ex-wife and I to enjoy strong and positive parental relationships between ourselves and our children. I strongly believe that your work is successfully mediating such a difficult matter stands as a model for how a mutually favorable divorce can be achieved in a civil, fair and respectful manner, even between the most antagonistic of parties in the most difficult of situations.”

S.P. Rutland, Massachusetts


“Polly Tatum made what was a very difficult time for both of us that much easier to deal with by the care, dignity and expertise she showed while helping us through our divorce. She was able to facilitate a separation agreement that was mutually acceptable to both of us in just a few visits. We would both highly recommend using Mediation Advantage when faced with divorce.”

E.B. of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts


“Polly has helped several times during highly stressful situations. She handled my case with professionalism, empathy, patience and a great deal of humor when needed to alleviate the stress. She was able to control a situation that could have quickly deteriorated. I would and have recommended her to anyone who is going through a divorce or needs help with an elder parent.”

C.G. from Grafton Mass


“As you know, there were several moments during the mediation process where we found it very hard to agree on details. At these times our emotions were very raw, and our sadness, anger and bitterness were reflected in our words and actions. You were extremely sensitive and always neutral in dealing with us and helping us past these hurdles. For this, I am very grateful. I was told by friends that went before me how difficult divorce was and how messy it could get. We had all the ingredients that could have made that happen, however I TRULY believe it is your professionalism and legal knowledge that helped keep our situation in control and moving in a forward direction. Thank you.”

A.R. Sutton, Massachusetts


“In my search for a divorce lawyer, I interviewed several candidates. When I met Polly, I knew she was the right person for my situation. I found Polly to be very knowledgeable and professional, but also very sensitive to the personal and emotional side of divorce. Polly helped me understand my rights and guided me through the process as painlessly as a divorce can be. Even though the lawyer on “the other side” was difficult, Polly remained supportive and professional. We are nearly done with the divorce, and the impact on my kids has been minimal and my relationship with my ex-wife is cooperative.”

D.K. Grafton, Massachusetts


“We had a great experience with Polly throughout the second parent adoption of our son. She is well versed in the area of adoption but also very approachable and down to earth. She made sure we understood all the paperwork and she truly cares about her clients. As a result of her guidance, we feel safe and protected as a family unit.”

B.G. Templeton, Massachusetts


“I wanted to thank you for the way you dealt with my situation. This has not been easy and I appreciate the advice you gave me. You did a wonderful job. I don’t want to see anyone I know get divorced, but if I come across the opportunity to recommend you, I will.”

KR- Oxford, MA


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