Attorney fees taken from royalty payments


#1

Has anyone ever had attorney fees for Determination of Heirs and/or Stipulations of Interest deducted from royalty payments? I can’t believe that Newfield would deduct money from me and send it to a private attorney, the owner representative wasn’t sure so I sent an email and am awaiting a reply.

I would think they would need some kind of authorization to do that…but can an attorney put a lien on royalty payments?

Thank you,


#2

That sucks. My rights are also there. Years after mom passed, landman contacted me. Are you carol? Is your mom @&$?!!? Yes, who are you and what do you want. Oh, thank god.i have been trying to find you. He did the work. Why would anyone pay a lawyer? Sounds like bull to me. I believe a site will tell you who owns what. Don’t know what it is. It’s out there. Good luck.


#3

Well, they haven’t taken any attorney fees out yet, I’m trying to confirm that’s a normal process. The attorney is needed to do a Stipulation of Interest. I’m trying to understand what the process is and get an idea of what a lawyer would charge.

Obviously my sibling telling everyone the attorney fees come out of the royalty payments is not true since I finally heard back from Newfield today.


#4

Newfield just sold everything off in our area, I do believe. To a Canadian company. En … Something. May want to look it up. Newfield called you back? That’s like getting a call from Santa. Oil companies don’t call back. Nice of them . Hope you got some answers. As for your sibling? Show me the paperwork. It’s you money too. Make them accountable for their words.