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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
Approved Guardianship Attorney
State Bar of Texas
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Legal Answers
483 Questions Answered

Q. my brother passed in tx, he left a holographic will (I was told I was to receive everything) and a life insurance policy
A: You should contact an attorney immediately in the area where your brother died. If you know the insurance company, you may be able to present proof of death to them and claim any funds specifically left to you.
Q. Can I will 100% of my 50% to my daughter?
A: You may will anything you want to your daughter, what counts is what is "actually" part of your estate when you die, for example, if you now own a red F-150 and you leave it to your daughter but later sell it, then it isn't part of your estate when you die. The same goes if you buy a house later (or inherit property) and your will states you leave X amount to your daughter including "real" and personal property - whatever property you actually have rights to at the time of your death will transfer to your daughter; however, your will must actually be probated in Court to accomplish this.
Q. My parent died intestate. I’ve been told Texas law allows stepparent to lifetime rights to live in house.
A: I suggest you check probate records and speak directly with a probate attorney that can help determine the situation and correct anything that may be wrong.
Q. my mom passed away and we had a joint checking account at Chase. Does this go to the estate? in Texas
A: It will depend on the actual terms of the account. I suggest contacting the bank directly.
Q. Father deceased no will I sold house,no wife or children just me how do I close bank account $1700 no debts
A: Talk to a probate lawyer who may be able to help with the bank. Each bank has different requirements; however, the first thing they usually say to people is to get "Letters Testamentary" from the Court which you cannot do without a will. I've helped several people with this same situation, much depends on who the bank is.
Q. I would like or sell my townhome to my daughter and remain in the home. What are the issues?
A: It might be possible for you to have a life estate deed where your daughter is the rightful owner after you pass away and you have the right to remain in the house for life without her disrupting that. The right deed is very important as you do not want to lose the tax exemptions. Contact an estate planning attorney.
Q. Hi Mr Marvin! my mother's husband died without making a will. He had a daughter from a previous relationship but they
A: It depends on whether the property was bought while they were married. If it was during the marriage it is probably community property and the husband's daughter would rightfully own the 1/2 he had prior to marriage. If the property was gifted or bought prior to the marriage it would be considered the husband's separate property and ownership would pass 100% to his daughter except your mother would have the right to live in the house for her lifetime.
Q. how do I remove someone from affidavit of heirship if they will not cooperate and sign document. they are in Prison?
A: An affidavit of heirship that is filed in the deed records must be signed by two disinterested witnesses who attest that the information within is correct. It is not necessary for all heirs to sign it; however, if they have a rightful ownership the title company will not proceed unless they sign and agree to it.
Q. My spouse died 13 years ago, and I don't have her will. She had 2 children. I've decided to sell house. What do I do?
A: You may be able to file the will as a "Muniment of Title" which would serve to establish ownership in the house. A will is required to be filed within 4 years of death; however, there are circumstances that may prevent it and the Court will still recognize it as a valid will. Contact a probate attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction.
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