Deceased resided in Texas at time of death; Will probated, executor named; Will provided that “mineral rights only, to any real property I own located in New Mexico and Wyoming” were bequeathed to named individual “for life”, with remainder to another family member upon the death of the first named individual. First named individual signed an Assignment of Interest and Conveyance to Energy Company in Denver; Assignment recorded, Decree of Descent subsequently entered by District Court in Converse County.
First named individual has died, second family member is questioning the validity of the conveyance by first named. Thoughts? Suggestions?