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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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Legal Answers
435 Questions Answered

Q. Questions about a small estate Affidavit
A: My condolences on the loss of your mom. A Small Estate Affidavit can be much trickier than it seems. I've seen too many denied for simple mistakes and you don't get the filing fee back. I suggest you work with an attorney and you should be able to find one for a reasonable fee. I suggest using the address that is his "permanent" address and a phone number where he can be reached or through a family member's phone.
Q. My spouse and I hv been filing our taxes jointly. Do I need her explicit approval to release the tax statements to any1
A: You each have a right to a copy of your tax returns. Speak with the immigration lawyer.
Q. My parents died without a will. But they left the house to my brother. He wants to sell it. What do we do now.
A: If there is no will and there was never a deed that gave the house to your brother then "all" the heirs (your siblings and possibly step-siblings) may have a right to the house. There are agreements that can be made amongst the heirs where either you decline to inherit the property or you receive a different asset or cash value. The best thing is to speak with a probate lawyer in your area. Most lawyers offer a free consultation.
Q. need a pro bono lawyer in San Antonio, TX
A: I'm not sure what you are seeking a pro bono lawyer for; however, you may contact Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, the San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice program and St. Mary's Justice center to ask about a pro bono lawyer.
Q. Is probate expensive? And who has to pay to go through it? The personal representative? Heirs?
A: Probate does not have to be expensive. If there is a will then the person named as the Executor should find a probate lawyer and start the process (providing there are any assets in the estate that need to be transferred). An Executor in Texas must be represented by a lawyer. Depending on the actual facts in your situation, there may be several ways to disburse the estate, pay debts, etc. I suggest you speak to a probate attorney for specific advice.
Q. i live with my parents and are wanting to give my dogs away, i pay rent and provide for my dogs.
A: It sound like your best option is to find another place to live where you can enjoy the company of your dogs. Remember that it is your parents' home and it should be respected as anyone else's, i.e. do not let the dogs cause damage, etc.
Q. Can you go to jail for not paying a vet bill?
A: No, but it can hurt your credit and they may seek to get a Court Judgment against you.
Q. Under what circumstances can someone who's 70 years old obtain health insurance from the federal government?
A: If you're referring to Medicaid, it is generally based on your income and assets. There is also a 5 year "look back" period where your transfer of assets during that time will be closely reviewed and may disqualify you. Speak with an attorney familiar with Medicaid in your area. If you own a home there are estate planning tools to use that would protect your house from going to the government as Medicaid recovery after you pass away. I strongly suggest you speak with an attorney who has knowledge in this area sooner rather than later.
Q. My Dad died in March, 2017. He left a big mess for me to deal with. He had allowed his home to be put into foreclosure.
A: It is possible that your Dad named someone as a beneficiary on the stocks themselves. I would contact the company managing them and find out if there is a named beneficiary. If there is a named beneficiary then the asset is considered to be "outside" of the estate and there would be no need for probate to gain ownership.
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