my father passed away in 2013 as his only heir, I didn’t probate his estate. He inherited fractional interest in appx. 16 properties in Williams County. In the past he was paid royalties usually less than $ 100. yearly. Hess has suspended payment on his account and has sent me the descriptions of his interest and his royalty %.
I am trying to weigh the value of opening probate in california and ancillary probate in north dakota against just letting the royalties escheat to the state.
any input would be appreciated.