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  • Phenomenal Lawyer!

    “She was phenomenal. She was amazing at handling the conversation and made me feel great and at ease. When my ex-wife was having a hard time I was amazed at Polly’s ability to manage everything. I couldn’t have been more happy with the way she handled a difficult experience for me.”

    Eric L.

  • I decided to go with Mediation...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. of Holden

  • 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.

  • She explains everything, you can ask questions, and find out if it is the right way to go for you.

    “Polly Tatum helped greatly to efficiently expedite our divorce through mediation. Her first free session is wonderful. She explains everything, you can ask questions, and find out if it is the right way to go for you. In my case, it only took two or three meetings total, and we had a divorce agreement and a court date in hand. Within less than 6 months we had worked out the agreement and were divorced. Mediation is definitely the way to go.”

    C.N.

  • 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 and two functional households, and we’d been fighting a pitched legal battle on several fronts for almost two years on a number of issues when we both finally agreed to go into mediation. So, I went to Polly with a situation that I considered truly unresolvable, given the personalities involved and the past history. I am sitting at my desk today after a number of mediation sessions staring at a signed mediation agreement. I will be honest, it was very expensive, and because we were in such bad shape going in, it took six months and eleven or twelve sessions, and I do not feel that I wasted a single penny. I absolutely cannot recommend her services any more highly–she truly understands how to deal with difficult personalities of every flavor (and I’m including my own here), navigate very complex negotiations with tragic consequences for any misstep, and still consistently deliver unbelievable results. If I have any future conflicts I will not hesitate to go back. If you need mediation, don’t wait, call Polly.”

    Andrew

  • I strongly recommend Polly!

    “Polly was an amazing lifeline during a very difficult and painful time. I STRONGLY recommend her for any divorce! Not only did she help us come to terms that we were both happy with, but she helped us learn to communicate with each other better, as we move forward working together as co-parents. She has all of the connections, knowledge, expertise and people skills necessary to give you the best possible outcome. I have every intention of using her for my estate planning too, once the divorce is finalized.”

    Eric

  • Great lawyer!

    “I would highly recommend Polly. She is thorough, kind and attentive. I could go on and on with other positive attributes that she has. She didn’t make me feel like just another dollar sign. More importantly, she gave me hope.”

    Brenda

  • Your work is successfully mediating such a difficult matter stands as a model for how a mutually favorable divorce can be achieved in a civil, fair and respectful manner.

    “I am writing to you more than seven years after our successful mediation of my divorce. As you may recall, the circumstances surrounding our divorce (long-term marriage, unemancipated children, significant income and net worth, extramarital relationships, etc.) presented all of the classic elements for a never-ending legal and financial war. To your great credit, our mediated divorce resulted in a fair settlement that resulted in a minimal and negative impact to our children and has allowed both my ex-wife and I to enjoy strong and positive parental relationships between ourselves and our children. I strongly believe that your work is successfully mediating such a difficult matter stands as a model for how a mutually favorable divorce can be achieved in a civil, fair and respectful manner, even between the most antagonistic of parties in the most difficult of situations.”

    S.P. Rutland

  • Her expertise helped us through the stack of paperwork and minimized our time in court.

    “My wife and I engaged Polly for mediating our divorce. Her expertise helped us through the stack of paperwork and minimized our time in court.”

    A Satisfied Client

  • Attorney Tatum is a well-respected, professional and dedicated lawyer.

    “Attorney Tatum is a well-respected, professional and dedicated lawyer. I recommend this attorney.”

    Corine Claxton- Attorney

  • 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

  • Polly stands out. Her practices and care shine through. She is a cut above.

    “I am fortunate to know Polly through a national group of lawyers working to improve their practice – namely the service they provide to their clients. Polly stands out. Her practices and care shine through. She is a cut above. You are lucky if you hire her to help you through a divorce.”

    Ryan McKeen, Car accident 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

  • All at reasonable timetable and cost. We highly recommend her.

    “Polly succeeded in doing a wonderful job of controlling and guiding my wife and myself through the very difficult process of mediation divorce. She was able to direct us to complete this very painful project while still maintaining our respect and dignity to each other. All at reasonable timetable and cost. We highly recommend her.”

    Edward

  • An extremely talented and well-respected attorney in the legal community.

    “An extremely talented and well-respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.”

    Thomas Mallon, Divorce and Separation Attorney

  • She handled my case with professionalism, empathy, patience and a great deal of humor when needed to alleviate the stress.

    “Polly has helped several times during highly stressful situations. She handled my case with professionalism, empathy, patience and a great deal of humor when needed to alleviate the stress. She was able to control a situation that could have quickly deteriorated. I would and have recommended her to anyone who is going through a divorce or needs help with an elder parent.”

    C.G.

  • Professional while empathetic.

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

    A Satisfied Client

  • Polly is efficient, professional, kind, and very reasonable.

    “Simply put, Polly is efficient, professional, kind, and very reasonable. I would use Polly not only in mediation, but any lawful service she provides. 5 stars!!!”

    Jon

  • You did a wonderful job.

    “I wanted to thank you for the way you dealt with my situation. This has not been easy and I appreciate the advice you gave me. You did a wonderful job. I don’t want to see anyone I know get divorced, but if I come across the opportunity to recommend you, I will.”

    KR

  • Polly is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

    “Polly is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney. She possesses the requisite skills to effectively represent her clients.”

    Daniel Clement, Divorce and separation Attorney

  • She handled my case with professionalism, empathy, patience and a great deal of humor when needed to alleviate the stress.

    “Polly has helped several times during highly stressful situations. She handled my case with professionalism, empathy, patience and a great deal of humor when needed to alleviate the stress. She was able to control a situation that could have quickly deteriorated. I would and have recommended her to anyone who is going through a divorce or needs help with an elder parent.”

    C. G. Grafton

  • I can confidently recommend Polly Tatum because she is organized and efficient.

    “Polly was a patient and calm guide through the steps for mediation and divorce. I can confidently recommend Polly Tatum because she is organized and efficient. All forms were prepared accurately and in a timely way. The hearing was today, and we had absolutely no problems. Everything went exactly as she described. Thank you Polly!”

    Dawn

  • 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.”

    Rhonda

  • Polly was extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout our mediation.

    “Divorce is not a fun or pleasant experience to have in one’s life. Polly made the process simple and as painless as possible. She explained the mediation process, gave us each time to decide if the process was something we could both agree on, and proceeded to take us through each step. The two appointments we had with Polly were efficient and concise. Polly was extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout our mediation. We would highly recommend her services to other people in our situation.”

    JBD and SED

  • She made us feel comfortable and allowed us to arrive at a resolution based on our own ideas of what we believed to be fair.

    “Having no idea what to expect when I first embarked on this process, my fears were quickly allayed. Polly is everything you want in a mediation lawyer. She made us feel comfortable and allowed us to arrive at a resolution based on our own ideas of what we believed to be fair, rather than having something “imposed” on us. She definitely helped us communicate better, which will serve us well moving forward. Best of all, she saved us a ton of money and we felt in total control of the process.”

    Kim

  • Care, dignity and expertise.

    “Polly Tatum made what was a very difficult time for both of us that much easier to deal with by the care, dignity and expertise she showed while helping us through our divorce. She was able to facilitate a separation agreement that was mutually acceptable to both of us in just a few visits. We would both highly recommend using Mediation Advantage when faced with divorce.”

    E.B.

  • She has always been a good advocate for her clients while at the same time professional and easy to work with.

    “I have worked with Polly on several matters. She has always been a good advocate for her clients while at the same time professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend Polly.”

    Deirdre Healy, Family Attorney

  • I highly recommend that you check out Polly Tatum’s website as it has a ton of information about divorce mediation as an alternative to divorce litigation.

    “If you are thinking about getting a divorce you may want to consider mediation. I highly recommend that you check out Polly Tatum’s website as it has a ton of information about divorce mediation as an alternative to divorce litigation, which can be messy and expensive. Polly is very friendly and easy to talk to. She has helped a lot of families through the pain of a marital breakup.”

    Benjamin Glass, Car Accident Attorney

  • I endorse this lawyer.

    “I endorse this lawyer. Clients deserve an attorney with such a caring and compassionate approach!”

    Christine Majewski, Family Attorney

  • We would both highly recommend using Mediation Advantage when faced with divorce.

    “Polly Tatum made what was a very difficult time for both of us that much easier to deal with by the care, dignity and expertise she showed while helping us through our divorce. She was able to facilitate a separation agreement that was mutually acceptable to both of us in just a few visits. We would both highly recommend using Mediation Advantage when faced with divorce.”

    E.B.

  • Polly is not only bright and compassionate, but she will fight to protect her clients in a dignified manner.

    “Polly is not only bright and compassionate, but she will fight to protect her clients in a dignified manner. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.”

    Ronald Pollack, Car Accident Attorney

  • Her knowledge of the local process was very comforting.

    “We found Polly to be fair and considerate during a very trying time. Her knowledge of the local process was very comforting.”

    S.P. Rutland

  • 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.”

    Barbara

  • 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 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 has a compassion and an integrity which are rare in an attorney.

    “Polly has a compassion and an integrity which are rare in an attorney. Her love of mediation and working through problems is evident in all of her work. If I were “going through it”, I would go to Polly for help.”

    Joseph Mitchell, Car accident Attorney

  • Focused!

    “Attorney Tatum was a very compasionate, fair, but firm person. She kept us focused on what had to be worked on and off the bitter emotional side! She made something positive out of a very negitive situation!”

    Scott

  • Polly was understanding of that and made us both feel at ease.

    “Polly was patient, kind and understanding with us during a difficult process. We were productive in each meeting which allowed us to complete the process quickly. Polly had flexible hours which allowed us to work around our work schedules. Divorcing can be a sad tough process! Polly was understanding of that and made us both feel at ease.”

    Allison

  • She truly cares about her clients.

    “We had a great experience with Polly throughout the second parent adoption of our son. She is well versed in the area of adoption but also very approachable and down to earth. She made sure we understood all the paperwork and she truly cares about her clients. As a result of her guidance, we feel safe and protected as a family unit.”

    B.G.

  • 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

  • 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 we both very happy with the resolution she helped us reach, But she also helps us communicate much better as a divorcing couple who is still going to be raising kids together. I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with poly or how much respect I have for her!”

    Eric

  • Polly was a pioneer in mediation in the Worcester area and has led the way for others to follow.

    “I endorse this lawyer. Polly was a pioneer in mediation in the Worcester area and has led the way for others to follow. She has a great reputation, deservedly so.”

    Mark Zarrow, Elder Law Attorney

  • I know Polly to be deeply committed to helping her clients find appropriate out of court solutions.

    “I know Polly to be deeply committed to helping her clients find appropriate out of court solutions. I feel confident in recommending her services.”

    Katherine Miller, Divorce and Separation Attorney

  • I TRULY believe it is your professionalism and legal knowledge that helped keep our situation in control and moving in a forward direction.

    “As you know, there were several moments during the mediation process where we found it very hard to agree on details. At these times our emotions were very raw, and our sadness, anger and bitterness were reflected in our words and actions. You were extremely sensitive and always neutral in dealing with us and helping us past these hurdles. For this, I am very grateful. I was told by friends that went before me how difficult divorce was and how messy it could get. We had all the ingredients that could have made that happen, however I TRULY believe it is your professionalism and legal knowledge that helped keep our situation in control and moving in a forward direction. Thank you.”

    A.R.

  • 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.

  • Polly is a very effective mediator.

    “Polly is a very effective mediator. She has many years of experience and is a dedicated professional.”

    Jeffrey Greenberg, Real Estate Attorney

  • Polly is an attorney who is committed to supporting individuals going through a challenging time with respect and dignity.

    “I endorse this lawyer. Polly is an incredible professional and community activist. Polly is an attorney who is committed to supporting individuals going through a challenging time with respect and dignity.”

    Aimee Griffin, Estate Planning Attorney