I’m in Louisiana. I just received Judgement of Possesion on my dad’s estate. My step-mother signed leases with several different companies, without the Judgement. The will she presented was actually “not” valid, long story short, she does have usufruct, but that does not give her the right to sign, without consent of the naked owners/co-owners. I sent the “JOP” to two of the oil companies she leased with. One company has held the monies in suspension, and is now being looked over for disbursement. Another company has been paying royalties, plus sign on bonus. They said we (all the naked owners) needed to sign a ratification. Don’t do this! It’s basically saying it’s okay for her to take your minerals, with no compensation. MY OPINION! Don’t sign anything unless you know the law and sometimes it’s very confusing. If there are leases, send each company your right of ownership from the court house to “DIVISION ORDERS”. The contact info is usually on their website.