Can ownership in a royalty estate be abandoned and acquired by another person other than by conveyance?
What I want to know is, can ownership in a mineral estate be sold, transferred, or some other way acquired by another person when the record owner has no address and there has been no communication with them?
Last known payments were in 1982. I’m a descendant of the prior owner and just recently discovered the royalty interest and found that the current record owner took possession in 2012. There are no recorded documents in the county records for the current owner. Any thoughts?