Information on transferring oil lease


Would like to know how to transfer my oil leases into my sons name and what it costs. Thank you, Sid


Call the county clerk in Carter and ask. In the old days, a transfer to a relative was free.


to barnes . Thanks for the info. Sid


I strongly suggest contacting an financial/estate planing attorney familiar with mineral rights. There is quite a bit to consider depending on the value of the assets and your exact family situation. I’ve seen so many different mistakes made by owners and even attorneys. A comma in the wrong place in the description can cause no property or only a portion to be conveyed. The wrong method of transfer could mean the cost basis does not reset on the death of the grantor. The transfer could make the grantor subject to a large amount of gift taxes. I could go on for pages.