I recently had an oil and gas company in Oklahoma tell me that they were not sure if they could make out division orders to my husband and I as “joint tenants with rights of survivorship” because on the Mineral deed it listed our names and just “JTWROS” after. The company stated that they were not sure if it was legal in Oklahoma to grant “joint tenants with rights of survivorship” if it was not spelled out entirely on the actual mineral deed.They suggested I talk to a lawyer about the matter. I have been working in the oil and gas field and requesting division orders for years in Oklahoma and have never run across a company having an issue with “JTWROS” on a deed. I thought that either was sufficient to secure title (and consequently division orders) as joint tentants with rights of survivorship.
Could anyone tell me if there is any LEGAL difference in writing “joint tentants with rights of survivorship” versus “JTWROS” on a deed?
Your help is much appreciated.