Minerals being transferred to me. Grantor has relatives in her title chain that did not have probate done, all they did was Affidavits of death/heirship when the minerals were leased a few years ago. If I am ever able to get the tract leased again, for me to have clear title must probate be done on these people?
One died a year ago (had a will leaving all to my Grantor), one maybe ten years ago (no will), other one maybe 20 years ago (no will). It went grandmother to mother to my grantor and her brother and then her brother died, leaving his part to her. If it ever gets leased and drilled, I don't want them holding up royalties on me.
And anyone have any idea how much a pretty simple OK probate would cost? (Not lots of properties, maybe half a dozen mineral interests.)
And how long it takes?