Cindy.. I have a very good recommendation for you concerning an attorney that will take excellent care of you. Give me your email and I will give you contact information. The firm is in Dallas. They have already done work for people in Shelby county. Thanks, Jackie
CL. You should have a copy of a deed where the property was purchased/sold or a succession/Judgement of Possession by which you inherited them. In those conveyance documents there should be specific language relating to a "reservation of minerals". If that language is not included, the minerals were sold with the land. If you have succession/judgement of possession document, it may very well make reference to an earlier document regarding the ownership of the surface and minerals. If you do not have any of those documents you might check with Jffree1 for some help. Good Luck.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More