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Worcester Divorce
Mediation Lawyer

Helping You Reach Personalized & Agreeable Family Resolutions

Divorce is never easy, even if you were the one to initiate it. However, this does not mean that the divorce process needs to be a difficult, contentious, and drawn-out battle. Mediation offers divorcing or separating couples the opportunity to create a custom divorce agreement that is tailored to their unique goals. The process is based on communication between the two parties, facilitated by a third-party mediator and, in some cases, other professionals. Unlike in traditional divorce proceedings, mediation does not require you to rely on an impartial judge to rule on the various terms of your divorce, including alimony, child custody, and child support.

Mediation puts the power back into your hands. At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we assist individuals and couples navigating the family law mediation process. Whether you are concerned about where your child will live or need to make

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post-divorce modifications due to a significant change in circumstances, our Worcester divorce mediation attorney, Polly A. Tatum, can help. Ms. Tatum has been practicing in the area of family law and mediation since 1997 and has personally handled more than 3,000 cases. She can help you with everything from relatively simple family law issues to high-asset divorce to complex child custody arrangements.

To request your initial consultation, please call our office at (508) 219-6264 or contact us online. Our goal is to provide you with the peace of mind you need to move forward.

Attorney Polly Tatum

  • Glowing reviews
  • Professionalism and kindness
  • Focus on your relationship with your children
  • 20+ years’ experience
  • Professional background in civil service
  • 3,000+ cases mediated

True Stories from Real People

  • 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.”


  • I TRULY believe it is your professionalism and legal knowledge that helped keep our situation in control and moving in a forward direction.

    “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.”


  • Polly is efficient, professional, kind, and very reasonable.

    “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!!!”


  • 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.

    “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.”


  • Her knowledge of the local process was very comforting.

    “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

Compassionate, Client-Focused Mediation Services

At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we understand just how difficult it is to face any legal family issue. Often times, there are intense, conflicting emotions at play. Parents may strongly disagree about matters of child custody and support. Separating spouses may be concerned about how their shared assets will be divided. This is normal, but that does not mean that you will have to face a long courtroom battle to resolve these issues.

Our firm offers empathetic legal counsel, coupled with a realistic and unbiased approach to mediation. We are here to serve as a caring but objective third party. This allows us to help you and your ex-spouse or partner reach various agreements on the terms of your divorce or separation while keeping your best interests and the best interests of your children and family in mind.

We encourage you to reach out to us at (508) 219-6264 to discuss your situation with our experienced Worcester divorce mediation attorney.

Cases We Handle

Our extensive experience makes us well-equipped to handle a broad range of complex and challenging family law mediation matters. We assist families in Worcester County and throughout Massachusetts with mediation regarding divorce and separation, same-sex divorce, child custody, child support, and post-divorce modifications, as well as legal services for adoption and same-sex couple adoptions. We also handle estate planning matters, such as drafting wills and trusts, establishing guardianships, and creating powers of attorney and healthcare directives. Get in touch with us to learn more about the types of cases we handle. We are proud to serve clients in Holden, Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, and the surrounding areas.

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