"The original question says it was a deed. I have seen a few deeds with similar language, and have wondered what the interpretation of this type of language is. It could vary by state. What I have seen is West Virginia. There was a lot of selling off…"
"It looks like the old style language where the usual royalty was 1/8 and thus half of the usual mineral interest in oil would give the owner of that portion a 1/16 interest in the sale of the oil. Most old leases had language stating that the owner…"
"I am not familiar with Marshall county but I know in other WV counties, the tax ticket for mineral interests has the first digits for the district, then "9999" meaning no tax map and parcel number (which would mean some surface ownership)…"
"My 1099 from them had the gross and deductions but not net. It is helpful to have the gross amount on the 1099 because most people take the 15% depletion from the gross. Some companies only show the net, then you have to find the gross."
"My experience is that a will is sufficient, and no deed, but perhaps a straightforward will, as in our case, is different from the one involved here. In WV the county clerks have good information on what is required to change ownership for the…"
"You should ask the company what they need. Some require a copy of the death certificate, I think, and all will likely want a copy of the will. Also, check with the county clerk or assessor, and ask how to change the tax information."
"Good question. If in West Virginia, I can recommend the Windom Law Firm, in Harrisville WV. Both Rodney and Scott Windom are very good. 1-866-451-9642. Some attorneys are licensed in more than one state. Not sure about the Windoms, but they might be…"
"If the company did a survey for the unit map, probably they will find the correct acreage during the process of title work for the Division Order. But just in case, the royalty owners should get this looked into. I'd start with the Assessor for…"
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