When my mother passed, I inherited her mineral rights in OK. When I contact some of the oil companies to make sure my name is listed and/or I want to collect monies held in suspension, (Chesapeake is one of them) I'm told I need to send a will, probate documents and a death certificate. I can obtain a death certificate, but she had no will and such a small estate it didn't go to probate court. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can claim the monies and get these mineral interests in my name, without a will and probate documents?
What about the fact that I have sold some mineral rights already to one Oil company in OK and they did run the title, proof of heirship, etc.? Wouldn't that be proof?
Any help would be appreciated.