I am struggling to understand the following. I have two deceased family members, all of whom left a will, and the will was probated. The heirship for their mineral interest properties (which have been in suspense for a while) is clear. I presented a copy of the authenticated/certified probate files to the oil company, and they are telling me I will need to fill out an affidavit of heirship for each of these. The affidavit needs to be filled out by a family member who will not be benefiting from this, and then a collaborating one by a non-family member.
Why would they require this, when the probated wills establish the title very clearly. The affidavit of heirship forms they require has tons of irrelevant information. Feels kind of frustrating. I always thought an A&H was only required when the owner died intestate?