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.
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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