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My grandfather died intestate in 1971 (North Dakota), but

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my grandfather died intestate in 1971 (North Dakota), but had mineral acres. My father took the mineral acres his father left him and sold them in 1987. My question is how could he sell his father's minerals if the will was never probated? Now, my dad's sister is the executor and my grandfather and grandmother's wills are being probated. My grandmother died in 2006 and my father died in 1997, all intestate.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hunt Oil has set down a pad for an oil well on the land. My father sold his portion in 1987. We are talking about a lot of money. This is why I am confused that my father could sell this land when we are probating my grandfather's estate NOW, then my grandmother is next. My father died before his mother.
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 1 year ago.
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You say two conflicting facts. Your grandfather died intestate, which means there was no will. Then, you say you are probating the estate, which implies there was a Will. Which is it?