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Frequently Asked Questions:



1. Is this Copeland & Tierman?

Both Mr. Tierman and Ms. Copeland retired over the last few years. Mr. Ditter was the remaining partner at the firm and as such, he absorbed the remainder of clients from Copeland & Tierman. He still does the same type of work (Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Elderlaw) and if you were a former client of Jeff Tierman or Judith Copeland, we most likely have your file from Copeland & Tierman and we would be happy to assist you with any future Estate Planning needs.

2. What do I need to bring to my appointment?

We will email you prior to your appointment if there is anything specific to your case that we need you to bring.

In general:

For Estate Planning, Trust Administration:

  • Any previous Estate Planning documents (Trust, will, powers of attorney)
  • The deed to any property that you own
  • Any questions you have

For Family Law:

  • Any paperwork you have received from spouse/spouse’s lawyer
  • Any questions you have


3. What it will cost?**

We bill at an hourly rate, for both Estate Planning and Family Law. The full estimate will vary, based on what documents and/or work will need to be done for your particular situation. Please call for more details.


** We do accept ARAG insurance for Estate Planning matters. Coverage will depend on your specific policy. Please call to discuss your specific situation