To all our current and potential clients, we hope you and yours are in good health. Given the current state of our economy and the fight against the COVID-19 virus, many are under significant amounts of stress. Cotton Bledsoe is committed to do its best to help minimize that stress. The Firm is taking significant measures to protect the health of its personnel and many are now working remotely – this includes our attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries. Our remote capabilities give us access to our systems and we are able to do everything for you that we could prior to this new (temporary) reality. Where appropriate, we have the ability to conduct most meetings virtually.

We will get through this time together. Thank you for your continued trust and please do not hesitate to contact any of our firm’s attorneys directly or through this website. We appreciate all of you and wish you the best as we navigate these unprecedented challenges together.

Jennifer Wallace
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Jenna is an associate attorney practicing in the firm’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section. She joined the firm in 2018. Jenna is licensed to practice in Texas.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Estate Planning
A significant portion of Jenna’s practice is devoted to the preparation of wills and the creation and modification of trusts. Jenna assists her clients in creating, implementing, and modifying estate plans that accomplish clients’ key objectives and goals regarding the disposition of estates and assets or to address changes in family or financial situations. She prepares specialized estate plans designed to reduce or avoid estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

Incapacity Planning
Jenna spends a significant amount of time advising clients with making decisions related to their care and the management of their property in preparation for any period of incapacity. She advises clients about Directives to Physicians (Living Wills), Medical Powers of Attorney, Statutory Durable Powers of Attorney, and Living Trusts. In addition, she advises clients about the option of pre-need guardian designations.

Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
Jenna also dedicates a significant part of her practice to advising fiduciaries and estate beneficiaries in matters relating to the probate of estates of decedents. She advises surviving spouses of decedents regarding their statutory rights and advises fiduciaries, such as executors, administrators, and trustees, regarding the disposition of decedents' estates in both contested and uncontested matters. In addition to original probate proceedings in Texas, Jenna also handles ancillary probates of non-resident decedents who owned property in Texas.

Asset Protection
Jenna's practice also involves advising clients concerning lawful asset protection techniques, including the establishment of family limited partnerships, separate property trusts and the preparation of pre-marital and marital property agreements.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Incapacity Planning
  • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
  • Asset Protection
  • Family Wealth Transfers

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2018

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Legal Practice Top Brief Award
    • Honors: M. Penn L. Award
    • Honors: Grimes Family Service Award
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas
    • M.S. - 2018
    • Major: Personal Financial Planning
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Midland/Odessa Business and Estates Council,, Member
  • Midland County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi