Houston, TX asked in Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana

Q: How much would denied inheritance cost? Where do one even began the research or who shall one contact?

Good Afternoon My father has been deceased for almost 34 yrs. While visiting family, my uncle questioned me about receiving my fathers royalties. I informed him I was unaware of what he was talking about. He began informing me that our family purchased a lot of land and we leased part of the land to because oil and gas was found on the land. I informed him that I was aware of a small portion but not anymore that. I was shocked with the story that he told. So, I decided to ask my fathers sister who refused to comment on the story. I've always heard small tales about our family until my uncle told the full story because my father and he were best friends and informed him if the story. I've decided to do some research on this but I am uncertain on where to began my research. We've been kept out of everything concerning my father. I feel that I should see this through

1 Lawyer Answer
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Marksville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I would suggest you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Time delays may apply to limit how far back you can go to collect your father's portion of the royalties. In other words, the longer you wait, the less you may be able to receive in past royalties. As far as cost, attorneys can be creative in how they charge to make their representation affordable to you, including charging a percentage of the recovery, billing hourly, or a combination of the two. Give me a call, and I'll be happy to discuss further.

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