My niece needs to verify that she is the only living heir to her mothers mineral rights the only one to do is my sisters common law husband. Need to know if he has a claim to the mineral rights.
There is no way to answer this from this limited information. In general, a common law spouse has the same rights and responsibilities as a formally married spouse. Your niece should seek out an estates/wills/probate attorney to help her determine her rights.
I am licensed only in Texas. Offering information of a general nature in response to a question is not intended to be legal advice in your state.
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