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Tips for negotiating oil and gas leases

Ohio is rich in shale, and shale oil can be refined just like petroleum. In addition, the layers of shale sometimes capture large pockets of natural gas that can be harvested and used. It's no wonder that oil and gas companies often seek contacts with landowners that will allow them to develop those natural resources.

Do you worry that an executor isn't doing their job properly?

After the death of a loved one, it can take some time for reality to sink in. Denial is a common component of grief, especially when a death happens suddenly or unexpectedly. Regardless of the nature of your loss, at some point, your mind will turn to practical considerations.

Passing on a gun collection to an heir

For some people, guns are just utilitarian devices that they use for hunting or protection. For others, guns are collector's items, valuable pieces of family history or part of their cultural identity. If you have a prized gun collection -- or even just a few special pistols that have been in your family for a while -- it's only natural to want to pass those on to your heirs.

Is 'at-will' employment good or bad?

As an Ohio employer, you probably know that the state considers employees who are working without a contract or who aren't under a collective bargaining agreement to be "at-will" employees. That means that you can essentially fire them for almost any reason that isn't discriminatory. In turn, the employees don't owe you any particular duty to remain on the job -- which means they can decide to simply quit for any reason.

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