How does an oil company determine the percentage of royalties each person owns? Is that something that is typically recorded on the deed in the court house? If a land deed was sold and there is no documentation on the original deed regarding the royalties, does that mean that the new owner of the land also acquires all royalties?
My mother bought the land years ago from her parents. They told her that she had all the minerals but the royalties would be split 5 ways between her siblings. We have a copy of the original transfer of the deed and nowhere is it recorded that the royalties should be split. Is there another location that it would be documented?