Will try to be brief, starting with some backstory:
My father quitclaimed all (as far as we know) his mineral interests in Grady co., OK, to his 4 children last June-- about a week before he passed away. He wanted us to avoid the expense of probate I guess, since these properties weren’t generating much in royalties. Less than 2k per year total. I see in OKcountyrecords that the quitclaim was indeed filed.
Each of us kids received DO’s from 3 different operators fairly quickly, but not all returned them promptly. One has yet to act, though I keep urging!
Now, the problem:
Just received a new DO, from a different operator than the 3 above, and with Dad’s name on it, but none of us kids have gotten one like it. There’s no legal description other than “Chickasha Noble-Olson SU.” (I think SU= Sand Unit?)
I don’t know where this is, so cannot compare its location with our property descriptions.
Dad had sold other mineral rights a couple of years ago-- it must be possible that he didn’t include all his remaining interests in the quitclaim exhibit.
I am the estate representative. I’m willing to purchase subscription to view/print the Grady county records but have not yet done so.
All of us live outside Oklahoma, but know of a lawyer in Chickasha who handled grandparents’ mineral interests.
I am the only one taking the “crash course in royalty ownership” lurking here and wishing my parents had told me more about it all before they died!
My question is this:
What do I do about this particular DO?
Alright, sorry it wasn’t that brief… Thanks in advance for any help!