My mother has received a Oil and Gas Lease (PAID-UP) papers along with a letter from a lawyer stated they will sue her if she doesn't sign for her $250.00 signing bonus in turn she will receive 15% for 5 years for her fractional mineral interest in 7.106250 acres located in Tyler County West Virginia. It appears they may not start to drill until 2023, so if this is the case would this mean she will probalby receive nothing since the five years would be up in 2022. My mother has no idea why she has received these papers, my mother is in her 70's. The letter states Antero Resources will have no choice but to file suit against you and ask the Court to partition the fractional interest that you appear to own pursuant to West Virginia Code Section 37-4-1 et seq.
The only thing my husband and I can figure out is that something about pooling, does this mean that my mother is holding up Antero so therefore they will sue her and win because they have the court of law on their side.
Need advice should my mother just sign these papers. Need advice this is causing her a great amount of stress, feels she is being threatened and bullied by Antero Resources.
Lists my mothers name then (Heir of Orpha Hickman)
Thank you all for any and all help and advice that can be given in dealing with this situation.