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Change of Ownership

Listed below are some common situations that result in either a change of ownership, or a change to owner status. The right column describes the document(s) required to effect the change. (There may be some differences in the requirements due to laws in particular jurisdictions.) All changes must be submitted in writing.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation
P.O. Box 18496
Oklahoma City, OK  73154-0496
Attn: Division Orders
SITUATION A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED
ADDRESS OR BANK CHANGE Submit change request in writing with your signature
NAME CHANGES
An individual's name changes due to marriage, divorce, etc.
Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree reinstating maiden name or other document affecting name change
Company or corporation changes its name Certificate of Name Change including Tax ID
Company or corporation's name changes due to a merger Certificate of Merger including Tax ID
Appointment of Attorney-In-Fact Copy of Power of Attorney
SALE OF AN INTEREST Conveyance filed of record in the county/ parish in which the property is located.
OWNERSHIP CHANGE DUE TO DIVORCE Complete Divorce Decree including Settlement Agreement, recorded conveyances (if appropriate)
TRUSTS/PARTNERSHIPS:
Trust or Partnership is created
Trust or Partnership Agreement and, if appropriate, recorded document conveying the interest in a property to a Trust or Partnership
Trust or Partnership is terminated Dissolution of Trust or Partnership and, if appropriate, recorded conveyances to beneficiary
Changes in Trustee Instrument whereby the successor trustee was Appointed
JOINT TENANCY AND ONE DIES Death Certificate of Joint Tenant
ESTATE PROCEEDINGS:
Owner died with a Will (testate) and probate proceedings are to be conducted in the state where the property is located
Death Certificate
Order Admitting Will to Probate
Letters Testamentary
Last Will and Testament
Evidence debts and taxes have been paid
Final Decree of Distribution or Judgment of Possession
Owner died with a Will (testate) and probate proceedings are to be conducted in a state other than the state where the property is located Death Certificate
Last Will and Testament
Letters Testamentary
Order Admitting Will To Probate
Final Decree of Distribution or Judgment of Possession
Evidence debts and taxes have been paid
Documentation of ancillary probate proceedings opened in all affected states or Affidavit of Heirship
Owner died without a Will (intestate)
(Laws of Descent and Distribution will apply as relevant)
Death Certificate
Letters of Administration
Affidavit of Heirship
Evidence debts and taxes have been paid
Life Tenant's Death Certificate
Names and addresses of remaindermen
BANKRUPTCY:
Chapter 11
Plan of Reorganization
Order Confirming the Plan of Reorganization
Chapter 7 Recorded conveyance (as appropriate)
Order Naming Trustee of Bankruptcy Estate
  • All payees are required to provide a social security, or tax identification number or Federal Law requires tax withholding.
  • All changes of ownership must be filed of record in the County/Parish where the property is located.
  • Laws of agency preclude us from providing forms for conveying real property interests. However, you may contact an attorney, Legal Aid Society, or your local Bar Association for assistance in handling these matters.
  • Address changes cannot be handled by telephone. A written request is required.
  • Retain your check detail for future reference.
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