I got a phone call about 6 years ago from my Aunt, who I hadn't heard from in a very long time that said I had mineral rights and that I would be getting a call and letter soon. The mineral rights were to be split between her, 2 of her cousins, myself, and my 2 brothers. My Grandfather had 2 daughters, my mom and my aunt but my mom passed away so that's why it was passed to my brothers and I, etc.
I never got that phone call or letter and my brothers say they never did either.
I've asked my aunt a few times and she blows it off but that is a long story and I'm scared to hurt what little relationship we have. I'm the only one of her nieces/nephews that she will speak with, also her health is not the best and I don't want to push it. But she says they did hire a lawyer and it was made into agreement that we would not sell them but instead lease.
I feel like everyone is being very fishy and secretive about this. So I need to take matters into my own hands and figure this out myself.
I did get a hold of one of my Mom's cousins and she says she is leasing out her share! Why aren't I???? Everything seems so vague and confusing. She says she does not know why I was not contacted from the landman or whoever is handling it. She says I should call the Terry County courthouse to get exact legal description of my grandfather's share. I'm trying to gather as much advice before I do so.
I am a single mom now, working really hard to take care of my daughter. It is my duty as her mother to make sure she has the best life I can give her. Not to mention, I need to put this in my will to pass on to her.
If anyone has any advice or can help me I would appreciate it. Where do I even begin?