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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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375 Questions Answered

Q. My siblings and I are about to sell my parents home. My parents moved to assisted living. We will net about $150K
A: Medicaid is a very specialized area and selling your parents house may cause them to not qualify for Medicaid or provide Medicaid the ability to collect from the house after your parents are deceased. There are things that can be done that do not jeopardize their care and the house. Speak with an estate planning lawyer who is familiar with Medicaid BEFORE you take any action.
Q. Inherited farm acreage being sold and I want to do a 1031, like kind exchange to avoid capital gains. How can I do it?
A: Speak with the title company about this.
Q. My mom passed and her house is still in her name. I was told that I needed to become the "Executive of Estate" but how?
A: Consult with a probate attorney where the real property is.
Q. Does my sister have to sign form also for small estate to and get it notarize also if she over seas and sent back to me
A: A Small Estate Affidavit requires every beneficiary to sign/notarize an affidavit. Be sure it contains the correct language. Small Estate Affidavits can be q
Q. when doing a small estate is my sister signing over her rights
A: If you are talking about "estate planning" and signing a power of attorney, your mother should speak with an estate attorney in her location. In any power of attorney you can choose to limit what rights you give someone and when they take effect, i.e. upon disability or immediately.
Q. If someone opens an bank acct. In ala, then transfer it to tx where he died does probate have to be filed in ala.
A: Probate has to be filed where the person died. If there are assets in another State then an "Ancillary" probate may be done if necessary. Consult with a probate attorney in your area for specific advice.
Q. Proving Heirship from great grand parents to claim burial plots in Texas.
A: Burial Plots are a special issue in probate. You may want to start with the cemetery where the plots are. A will isn't valid unless executed; therefore, it isn't likely the "new" will you mention will work. Contact a Probate Attorney for a private consult.
Q. Need help on the procedure to get deceased's mom's house in the heirs' names on tax rolls
A: Please consult with a Probate Attorney as soon as possible. Monitor the tax situation closely as you do not want the county foreclosing for the tax due.
Q. Can I put the deed to the house in my name before probate? We need to sell it asap.
A: A probate has to be official before anyone can receive gifts. If a transfer on death deed is of record, you would need to complete an affidavit of death; however, this deed must have been previously recorded. Notify the mortgage company or other of the death if it applies.
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