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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

  • Polly’s pleasant personality and professional demeanor make her an excellent lawyer-mediator.

    “Polly is well-known and well-respected in the Worcester County legal community. Her knowledge and experience in the law is extensive. Polly’s pleasant personality and professional demeanor make her an excellent lawyer-mediator. I endorse her without hesitation.”

    Francis Ford, Mediation Attorney

  • I found Polly to be very knowledgeable and professional, but also very sensitive to the personal and emotional side of divorce.

    “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

  • I was very happy with Polly and her firm.

    “Polly was able to clearly articulate the importance of estate planning. As a young professional, Polly should offer a course to young people entering the workforce. She is personable, intelligent and makes sure she addresses all of your questions you have and even ones you don?t know to ask. I was very happy with Polly and her firm. I recommended my parents, and they also speak very highly of Polly and the work she performed for them. Thank you Polly!”

    Keaira P.

  • She remained impartial throughout the process and was able to bring the divorce process to a speedy conclusion.

    “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

  • 3 Mediation meetings. It CAN be done; I did it, maybe you can too. It definitely can save time and money.

    “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.

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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