How can I transfer mineral rights to my son?

Hi there,

I own a 1/12 interest in 522 acres (about 43 acres) out of the JM Mora Survey, A-47, in Anderson County, TX.

I have no idea what it’s worth. I granted a 5-year lease to Champlin Petroleum in the 1980s. No activity since then. The phone numbers on the 1980s correspondence are all dead.

I would like to transfer the rights to my son. Any idea how I could do this?

Thanks very much for any insights you can offer.

Dan Armstrong

Do you want to sell your rights to him, or gift them to him? If you want to sell your interest to him, you will want to execute and record a mineral deed that contains the legal description of the property you want to convey. You use a mineral deed when money is exchanging hands. If you want to gift it to him, you can execute and record a gift deed, again with the legal description of the property you want to convey. I’d recommend researching both options and decide what you want to do, then have an attorney draft the document.