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Tammy Lyn Wincott

Tammy Lyn Wincott

Wincott Law Firm PC serving you with dedication, professionalism & respect.
  • 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. I am licensed by the Texas Racing Commission to hold a Trainer & Owner's license.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Immigration Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • 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. / Business Management (2002)
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 Immigration Lawyers Association # 24022
- Current
Activities: Member of pro-active association advocating for immigration reform, current issues in immigration with localized state chapters.
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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280 Questions Answered

Q. Fence property line
A: The house will sell according to the survey plat. If the fence is outside the parameter of the plat then it is a problem. You might be able to "give" it to the owner of the land or remove it completely and restore the other owner's land to the point it was before the fence was erected. There are also time elements to consider, how long ago did it happen, who has paid the taxes until now, did the other property owner have knowledge of it all along and did they ever do anything, etc. Best to speak with a real estate attorney in the jurisdiction involved.
Q. I live in Dallas Texas and have been denied an apartment twice from a Class C misdemeanor in 2014 paraphernalia
A: You may need to seek an expungement of your criminal record. Contact a criminal attorney where the crime or alleged crime took place to obtain more information.
Q. can you help me with my HOA?
A: No one can possibly answer this question until you give more information.
Q. As an administrator & joint owner of property with a sibling can one sibling file all taxes to be in their name
A: First of all, if there was a will , it needs to have been admitted to a probate court and found valid before it can even be acknowledged at all. Additionally, an executor or administrator wears a separate hat from the beneficiary even though they are often the same person. The administrator, once recognized by a court of law, has the duty to gather all assets and debts of the deceased person, pay valid debts, expenses, reimbursement to Medicaid if applicable, before any assets may pass to the beneficiaries. If all these things have been determined to "exist" by a probate court then the administrator, you, should take all steps necessary to administer the estate, this includes deeds when it is appropriate. Contact a probate attorney in your area or the one on the case and seek guidance.
Q. I have a few questions concerning a drive way easement that we were granted a few months ago.
A: Generally speaking, when someone builds a structure on a property bordering, the non-owner of the structure, does not have the right to just tear it down. Have you spoken with the new owners to try and correct the situation? It may be necessary to attend a mediation or take legal action if they refuse to remove the fence.
Q. My mother passed away of cancer last year . She willed the house to me but the loan is in her exhusbands name.
A: I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. Mortgages and probate can get quite complicated. You will need to consult with a probate attorney that also understands about property division in divorce. You also need to obtain a copy of the divorce decree in order for the attorney to review facts of the case.
Q. Do you necessarily need to probate your will? What do it provide in your interest?
A: A will is worthless until it is recognized by a probate court to be valid. A person named in the will to be executor cannot just start acting like one after the person dies; they must be approved through the Court in the probate process.
Q. Inherited property cant sale unless I give other family option to buy they don't want it what proof do I need to sale
A: First, I'm not clear how you inherited the property, i.e. was it left to you in a will? If there was a will, was it ever actually admitted to the probate court or is everyone assuming it's valid? Generally speaking, there is a formal way for others named as beneficiary or inherited through intestate laws to disclaim or assign any interest to another; however, there are time limitations and procedures that must be followed closely in order for it to be considered a clear title. Please speak with a probate attorney in the appropriate town or the lawyer on the estate if there is one.
Q. mother passed. she made a will and had it notarized. Is it a valid will. Do I have to probate the will.
A: If you are in Texas, a will must be admitted to probate, meaning you have to go to Court, before it is even recognized as valid and the same is true of an executor. An executor cannot just start acting according to terms of the will until approved and appointed by the Court. This is the exact reason estate planning is so important. Bank accounts, life insurance, and other assets that allow you to name a beneficiary other than your "estate" all pass to the beneficiary without the need/expense for probate.
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