Stillwater, OK asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma

Q: what forms are need to transfer mineral royalties to another family member

I have a brother who has passed and need to have his percentage of mineral rights transfer to the rest of the family

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Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
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  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: That is a tough answer. You are probably headed to probate. The good news is that if any of the following apply, you may be eligible for a 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.

Really more information is needed. An affidavit of heir-ship might not be sufficient.

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