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My ex wife and I split 3 years ago. She got the house in the divorce. I am a veteran and we got a VA loan. I also have NEVER lived in the house with her. My name is XXXXX XXXXX the mortgage and the deed. She is in foreclosure and has ruined my credit. I recently found out there is oil under the property and a company wants to pay us to drill. At the time of the divorce I did not know we owned the mineral rights or I would have asked for half of them. We live in OK. Am I entitled to half the mineral rights and what do I have to do to get them?
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