My wife's great grandfather owned some property in Colorado Cty, TX. Either he, or his children after he died, sold the property but kept the mineral rights. We don't think the transfer to the children was specified in any will but apparently per law, it was passed down to the grandchildren (all of whom are now dead). The landman of a company wanting to lease the property has determined that my wife and her brother each own 1/24th of the original 10 acres. A previous lessee (nothing came of the lease) came up with her and her brother owning a percentage (not sure whether it was the same as it was many years ago and we lost the info they provided).
In any case, is there a simple way to update the legal records for the mineral rights to show ownership so my wife can then add her share to our trust and/or will it to the children? Would it be worthwhile to do so? Expensive? At this point a company is interested in leasing.