I was born at Tachikawa Air Force base, the daughter of a career Air Force man and Japanese mother. My family, especially my children, is the driving force of my life. In 1991, I found myself widowed, raising seven- and four-year-old sons, and living in Ohio due to my husband's employment. After braving the Midwest winters for four more years, I returned to Texas where my family has been since before the Civil War.
After working as a statistical analyst for a health benefit management company for eight years, I had the opportunity to go back to college and graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a degree in Business Administration. I then pursued my Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan, where I graduated in the top seventeenth percent of my class.
Once I finished raising the boys, I met and married my current husband. We raise goats, chickens, cows, horses and apparently every dog in the county. We enjoy riding our motorcycles and horses and traveling in our RV. I also am on the board of directors for Wise Hope, the domestic violence shelter and counseling center for Wise County and Jack County.
My life experiences have shown me that many people find themselves in situations they never dreamed possible and they need help and advice. As an attorney, I have a unique and valuable opportunity to assist people and it is an opportunity I take very seriously. When my clients come to me, they are paying me the ultimate compliment and I always endeavor to not only meet but also exceed that trust.
Areas of Practice
Custody & Visitation
Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011
Honors and Awards
Tarrant County Top Attorney for Family Law by Fort Worth Magazine to be published December 2013
Help With Your Family Law, Will and Probate Needs
At Theresa Y. Copeland Attorney At Law, you will find a Roanoke family law attorney who provides compassionate, realistic advice for a wide range of family law matters as well as drafting wills and probate. Firm founder Theresa Y. Copeland maintains a dedicated family law practice that allows her to provide personal assistance and guidance from start to finish.
It is our mission to make your legal process as painless and cost-effective as possible for you while ensuring that your rights are fully protected.
Personal Attention From Compassionate Lawyer
Our firm brings personal attention and realistic advice for family matters throughout North Texas. We can help you with family law needs such as:
Divorce, including contested and uncontested divorces and divorces using collaborative law
Property division, including the valuation and division of marital assets and debts
Child custody and support, including parenting plans, possession schedules and visitation
Modifications, including post-judgment modifications to child custody and support orders
Enforcement, including motions to enforce family law court orders and defense against enforcement motions
Paternity, whether for establishing parental rights or establishing child support obligations
Domestic violence, whether you need to file a domestic abuse protective order or you need to defend yourself against one
Child protection matters, including court and administrative hearings after Social Services initiates an abuse and neglect or protection action
Grandparents' rights, including grandparent adoptions
Adoptions, including both private and relative adoptions
Prenuptial agreements, including both agreements before marriage and cohabitation agreements that protect assets during a relationship
In addition to family law matters, our law firm provides skilled advice and counsel for drafting wills and probate and estate administration.
Roanoke Property Division Attorney
If you have a family law or an estate administration need in North Texas, contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation. We are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For our clients' convenience, we are available by appointment at other times, and we accept credit cards. Contact us online or call us at 817-210-4964, toll free at 888-875-4174.