Probate Attorney Wincott Law Firm PC San Antonio, Texas
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Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Wilson Counties, 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.
St. Mary's University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
B.S. (2002) | Business Management
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Owner & Prinicpal Attorney
Wincott Law Firm, P.C.
Owner & Principal Attorney for the WIncott Law Firm, P.C. Practice areas include immigration and probate with extensive experience in familial issues.
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.
A: I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. The answer depends on if she executed a disposition of remains document or any other transfer on death document related to her bank accounts and vehicle.
You don't mention the age of her other children and whether you have custody. Texas does allow for Grandparent access; however, you will have to file suit in family court to pursue it. In order to obtain the property that would belong to her heirs, the heirs need to file an application in the appropriate probate court or someone that represents their estate if they are minors.
A: I suggest you sit with an estate planning attorney as you may want to consider setting up a trust as well as other options. Texas does not have an inheritance tax; however the IRS does and that's where it can become complicated very quickly. Whether you are speaking of a few hundred thousand dollars or millions of dollars, I suggest sitting one on one with an experienced attorney to help you accomplish your wishes; please do not rely on the internet for your estate plan.