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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

  • 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.”


  • I highly recommend Attorney Tatum based on her experience, competence and professionalism.

    “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

  • 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.

    “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.”

    A Satisfied Client

  • 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.”


  • 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.

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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