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Tammy Lyn Wincott

Tammy Lyn Wincott

Compassionate Estate & Probate Legal Assistance Wincott Law Firm PC
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law...
  • Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Wilson Counties, Immigration, Texas
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Originally from the Thousand Islands region of New York. I relocated to Texas via the U.S. Air Force in 1988. I spent the first 15 years in Austin, prior to attending law school at St. Mary's school of law. Once licensed, I relocated to San Antonio.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultation. Telephone consultation may be available.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Only in Personal Injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment Plans may be available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Wilson Counties
Bankruptcy Court Texas Western District
Federal Circuit
Texas Probate Courts
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Owner & Prinicpal Attorney
Wincott Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Owner & Principal Attorney for the WIncott Law Firm, P.C. Practice areas include immigration and probate with extensive experience in familial issues.
Solo Practitioner
Law Office of Tammy L. Wincott
Solo Attorney law practice assisting in areas such as immigration, wills & estates, bankruptcy, family, animal law, personal injury and other civil.
St. Mary's University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Park University
B.S. (2002) | Business Management
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Resolution Honoring Tammy L. Wincott
State Bar of Texas
A resolution honoring Attorney Tammy L. WIncott for her community service and in particular her support of veterans. Honored as an inspiration to others.
Recognized as single attorney dedicated to the most cases associated with the program.
San Antonio Bar Association--Community Justice Program
Recognition for Summa Cum Laude Undergraduate Achievement
Park University
Professional Associations
San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program
- Current
Activities: Volunteer Attorney providing pro bono services in an effort to allow all those deserving access to the legal justice system.
Texas State Bar # 24056545
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Activities: member in American Bar Association
Articles & Publications
Immigration: A Realistic Look
Elite Attorney SA
The More Things Change - The More They Stay the Same
Elite Attorney SA
Speaking Engagements
Panel Member: Family Law & Bankruptcy, Texas Bar Advanced Bankruptcy CLE, Houston, Texas
State Bar of Texas
Attorney Ad Litem Procedures, Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes, Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson LLP
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303 Questions Answered

Q. Father died 7/2017. Left me (son) his house in his will. Very small 'estate'. How to put house in my name? Fees ?
A: I agree with Ms. Garrett. It is not generally very expensive to file a simple will probate and the right attorney will charge accordingly. I don't suggest you pick the cheapest price though as you want to be sure you are receiving quality before above all else.
Q. Will has been probated, brother lives in home.can I sell& deduct tax from his part of estate?
A: You should speak with your attorney about this. Unless the will has been properly admitted to court and the executor has been found qualified, just because there is a will doesn't make it valid.
Q. What happens to my fathers estate if he left no will?
A: It may be necessary to file an application for administration and/or determination of heirship. Any interested person may file, for example children of the deceased person.
Q. bfs dad died to yrs ago mom has distributed all monies to all sibling but him. what are his rights
A: As I am not clear, let me add that a will is not valid just because you have one and someone is named as executor. There must actually be a formal process filed with the Court to validate the will and make sure the executor is qualified to serve.
Q. Am I absolutely obligated to file an ancillary probate? My mother died in Minnesota and we share the deed in Texas.
A: The 2nd choice is generally acceptable; however, you are usually required to obtain "exemplified" copies of the probate proceeding which go beyond just being certified.
Q. What are the laws of a will regarding next of kin? Can children be excluded?
A: A person may give their property to anyone they want to. There is no law requiring it be given to relatives. If a person dies without a will then it passes according to "intestate" and this is when relatives are determined for inheritance.
Q. I'm executor of mother's will. I inherited all but $100 left to my estranged brother. No address. What do I do.
A: You also have requirements to file with the court regarding notice, etc.; however, you should discuss these issues with your attorney.
Q. My father passed and left his IRA to his common law wife. Shouldn't that go to next of kin, his children.
A: A person can name anyone they want to as beneficiary of property they own.
Q. My mother passed away on 10/31/17. The custodian of my mother's will, will not provide us with a copy.
A: I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. A will may be probated up to 4 years after a person's death in Texas. A will is not "valid" until it has been admitted by a probate court as such; therefore, just because someone is named as executor it doesn't give them authority to take any action until the will is validated by the court and the person is approved to serve as administrator or executor.
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