Several years ago, my sisters and I inherited mineral rights for 103 Acres in Wetzel County, from a lease drawn up over 100 years ago. Today we each received a certified letter from EQT (Partition of Minerals) saying we had 10 days to return a signed form that had three options. 1. to be a co-plaintiff, 2. to be a defendant (If I don't choose to be a co-plaintiff), or 3. to be a defendant (if I don't choose.) Wondering if anyone else has received this letter, and what would be the best response. It sounds like catch 22 to me.
Wetzel County minerals lease over 100 years old, Tax Parcel 04-18-1
I would suggest you contact an attorney and NOT sign anything without speaking to a lawyer first. I am NOT an attorney, but have property in Wetzel County and work with a specific attorney in the region. Feel free to 'Friend' me on this site and I will share some insight.