Assuming the decree gave you the rights, then you should prepare a deed conveying her interest in the minerals to you and assigning her interest in the lease. This should satisfy the oil and gas company. JW
Put this language in a document with the case heading and sign it pro se and you should be there. Good Luck and let me know if I can help. JW Comes now ___________(“Defendant”), Defendant in the above-entitled and numbered cause. Defendant hereby files this Original Answer and in support thereof respectfully shows the Court the following: I. General Denial Defendant does hereby exercise its right given to it under the law, wherein it may file a general denial and require the Plaintiff...
On something like this you are unlikely to get a lawyer to take the case on a contingency. The economics dont work. You might get someone to do the work on an hourly basis though.
You can reform the deed if all parties will agree to sign. You can also have your brother deed your portion of the rights over to you. If the brother wont agree there are some other options, but it is very fact intensive and likely requires a lawsuit.
You may be able to get access to tax returns, which should provide some information. Not sure what context you are involved with, but you may be able to initiate a civil proceeding and seek formal discovery through depositions and discovery. JW