As with many others on this site, I just learned that my great great grandfather left his descendants mineral rights in Wetzel County WV. My father lived in Georgia for many years and died there, leaving behind a surviving spouse and 4 children (including me) whose mother is not the surviving spouse. According to Georgia law, his surviving spouse would get 1/3 of the mineral rights and we would split the other 2/3. According to West Virginia law, it is my understanding that his surviving spouse would get 1/2 and we would split the other 1/2.
Which law trumps? State of residency or state where mineral rights are located?