Divorce & Family Mediation

Resolving your divorce or family law matter outside of court is possible. Mediation paves the way for an amicable solution.

Estate Planning

A comprehensive estate plan is more than just a will. Protect your family and your future by getting the proper documents in place.

Elder Law/ Medicaid Planning

Who will care for you if you no longer can? As you enter the later years of your life, it’s important to plan ahead.

24+ years experience

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Estate Planning, Divorce Mediation, & Family Law Attorney in Worcester, MA

Serving all Worcester and Surrounding Areas

Hi, my name is Polly Tatum…

I help couples divorce with dignity (without going broke) and protect what they care about most through divorce mediation and estate planning.

As with most things in life, the more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be.

Whether you are planning for divorce or need an estate plan, you have come to the right place.

I can help you too.

What we do

Divorce mediation

What we do

Estate Planning


We are here to help you succeed and protect what you value most.

Your Lawyer for Life

Life has a way of throwing everything at you at once.

There are those who respond confidently to challenges and life-changing events, and there are those that stick their head in the sand and hope it all goes away.

I’m here to help you respond to life’s challenges with confidence and get the best outcome for you and your family.

You see, I have been where you are now.

I’ve been through a divorce, and I still worry about my family and children. Who doesn’t, right? It’s baked into our DNA as parents.

But with so much at stake, do you really want to wing it?

My divorce taught me many things, but the most important lesson was that the best outcomes are solved together, through peaceful mediation and understanding — not slugging it out in court.

I like to tell my clients that all divorces settle, it’s just a matter of when. It could be this week, next month, next year, or five years down the road. Eventually, you’ll find closure, but at what cost?

And I am not just talking about the financial cost. The emotional toll and time you could spend on divorce are costs you need to consider as well.

Who wants to spend years of their life fighting?

You’ll drain yourself financially and emotionally. And your children will be dragged along for the ride.

Now, all this is not to say that I think you should simply settle. That is the last thing in the world I wish for my clients. Rather, I believe all divorces and family law matters should be approached from a collaborative point of view.

This is where mediation comes in.

Making any agreement, especially when it involves separation and child custody, can have a lasting impact on your future relationship with your children, your financial liabilities, and how your assets are divided in divorce. Working together instead of battling from opposite sides will make sure everyone comes out of this situation in the best position possible.

Divorce and family law mediation sets you up to begin this new chapter of your life in positive standing with your finances and your family relationships.

Making these decisions together is crucial because IF you and your spouse cannot come to terms, you leave it in the hands of a judge.

But a family and divorce lawyer, who focuses on mediation, has the experience to guide you down the right path, not only for your family but for your finances and your future as well.

check out what our clients are saying...

That's what really matters!

“She is fantastic to work with!
I highly recommend her.”

“We couldn't have been more pleased and grateful to Attorney Tatum for creating our comprehensive Estate Plan. As parents of two young adult sons - we wanted to make ...

Sheila King-Goodwin

“Professional while

“Knowledgeable of the law including recent changes.. Professional while empathetic. Staff well trained and pleasant. Made an unpleasant situation more tolerable.

A Satisfied Client

“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


“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 ...


“She handled my case with professionalism”

“Polly has helped several times during highly stressful situations. She handled my case with professionalism, empathy, patience and a great deal of humor ...

A Satisfied Client

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