My name is Polly Tatum and I founded The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum because I passionately believe in the benefits mediation can provide you during this trying time.

I spent most of my life before mediation in human and civil service, and I have seen from the inside how poorly equipped the system is to handle matters as sensitive and emotionally charged as divorce, custody, child support, and parenting schedules.

In short, the system often leaves families torn apart, parents angry, and children neglected. This is not a healthy approach to uncoupling because, although you may have fallen out of love, the process of separation should still be done with kindness and fairness.

I myself negotiated my own divorce settlement as a mother of three children a long time ago and it was one of the best decisions I made for myself, my children, and the family unit. My ex and I are still friends to this day, and although that might not be the future situation for you and your partner, it speaks to the power of mediation. We were able to part ways with civility, protecting our most important assets of all—our children.

My mission is to change how divorce is done, allowing you to move forward in your life with peace of mind, knowing that your assets and your relationship with your children are secure.

I hope that you consider The Law Office of Polly A. Tatum as you move into the next chapter of your life.


Polly Tatum

24+ years experience

Simple fixed pricing

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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 plan for their futures and divorce with dignity while protecting what they care about most. Divorce, separation, child custody, adoption, estate planning, Medicaid planning — whatever YOUR situation calls for, I can help.

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.

Let’s get started.


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

About Attorney Polly A. Tatum

Attorney Polly A. Tatum is a domestic relations attorney with a concentration in same-sex adoptions and a trained professional mediator in private practice in Worcester, MA. She has completed second-parent adoptions for couples throughout Massachusetts, as well as other states, and assisted numerous families through the divorce and family mediation process.

Ms. Tatum is the former incoming President of the Worcester County Bar Association and former Board Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

Ms. Tatum was a former Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Worcester and has vast professional experience in human services. Specifically, Ms. Tatum has over 20 years of experience as a social worker, case manager, and attorney/mediator in the field of child welfare.

Ms. Tatum has a B.S. degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College and a J.D. degree from Massachusetts School of Law. She also has an LLM from Western New England School of Law.

Ms. Tatum has been frequently appointed by the probate and family court in the capacity of guardian ad litem to handle a variety of custody and parenting disputes.

We invite you to contact our office online or by phone at (508) 795-1557 to discuss your situation with a member of our team today.


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