Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma

Q: I have mineral rights that I want to sell that were passed down to me but the buyer says I have to file a quiet title.

What does this mean cost write

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Are you sure that he didn't say probate?

You are probably headed to probate. The good news is that if any of the following apply, you may be eligible for a fairly inexpensive summary probate that can be wrapped up on about 90 days:

-the total value of his assets in Oklahoma is $200,000 or less;or

-he died more than 5 years ago; or

-he was not an Oklahoma resident when he died; or

-a probate was completed in another state.

If your relative did not have clear title to the minerals, then a quiet title might be necessary.

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