Dedicated & Experienced Worcester Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Divorce hurts, even if you are the one who wants it; however, that doesn’t mean the process should be any more painful than it needs to be. At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we provide the guidance and legal knowledge necessary so that separation can be done cooperatively. We believe a fair compromise that allows each person to walk away from the relationship with peace of mind is possible.

We also believe that the best person to determine your future and the future of your family is you; not a judge, not lawyers, not the “system,” but you and your family. Mediation provides a space for those uncoupling to determine what’s best for the family unit.

Our Approach

Our approach has many advantages when compared with traditional divorce proceedings, particularly in that it is not a combative or hostile experience. There is one mediation team with one goal in mind—to help both participants reach a fair settlement. At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we can guide you to an equitable settlement through a fair process that allows you to be in control. This allows the family to move on with dignity, clarity, and peace of mind.


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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 and protect what they care about most. Through mediation and a collaborative approach to family law, we can work together to secure your future

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.

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

Why Choose Mediation?

Divorce hurts, but falling out of love doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still proceed in separating with kindness and understanding. Our divorce and family mediation services can empower you to proceed with divorce or separation with dignity, without a judge deciding your future. Traditional litigation removes focus from the needs of the family and pits two people’s material wants and needs against each other in a hostile environment. At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we serve to support the needs of the family as a unit so that asset allocation and preservation is fair for both parties and beneficial for the future of any children.

In many cases, mediation proves to be more advantageous for the family unit than traditional divorce proceedings because it is not a combative or hostile experience. Instead of a battle of lawyers, there is a mediation team with one goal in mind: to create peace of mind for both spouses.

This is in stark contrast to the more traditional approach where two different legal teams work to “win” for their party, many times leading to a situation where a family’s future is decided not by the family, but by a judge. Disagreements are natural in any separation, but the process of uncoupling can be done fairly and agreeably, protecting the future emotional health of their children.

Our Worcester divorce mediation attorney handles both divorce and family mediation in Massachusetts, depending on your marital status. Divorce mediation is for those who are married, and family mediation is for families that aren’t legally married. Unmarried partners do not have the same legal protection as married couples, and this can be difficult when making decisions regarding property division, child support, and child custody, making mediation a perfect fit.

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Mediation is designed to help disputing couples reach a fair resolution with the help of a neutral mediator who is focused on facilitating open and honest discussions.

At The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum, we guide you through every step of the settlement process, always with an eye on accelerating your peace of mind. Our process focuses on two primary areas: preserving your assets and protecting your children.

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“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 ...

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“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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“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 ...

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