Financial Planning in Divorce – The Family Home

“This being human is a guest house every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He maybe…

Ripple Effect 55: Positive Externalities

Colter DeVries – Ranch Investor Podcast, Professional Ranch Management, Broker MT WY CO – talks us through land use transitions in the Western United States and the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ranching communities. Colter also talks about the future of tokenization of Ranch Properties and the potential for block-chain technologies to play a…

Eight Clyde Snow Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers, Five Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that eight attorneys from Clyde Snow & Sessions have been named to the 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers list. Five attorneys were also named to the 2021 Mountain States Rising Stars list. Congratulations to: 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers Ted Barnes – Construction Litigation Steve Clyde – Energy & Resources Neil…

Alimony – To Pay or Not To Pay?

Next to child custody, alimony is the most hotly contested issue if you are divorcing in Utah.  Why? Because there is no formula or calculator to determine the amount of alimony.  Instead, alimony is based on multiple factors, which can be highly subjective.  In Utah, the primary purposes of alimony are (1) to get the…

Ripple Effect 54: Insightful Perspectives

Pulling from their decades of experience, David Pilz and Andrew Purkey of AMP Insights, provide a brass tacks discussion about what is needed to translate interest into a successful local water market. We cover the basic considerations, conditions, and context AMP Insights uses to assess partner goals, local market activity, and drivers when designing impactful…

A Checklist for Divorce Financial Planning

Ten Types of Documents to Gather When Considering Divorce Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”  This may be true in life but is extremely damaging in divorce.  It is critically important that you take affirmative steps to understand and familiarize yourself with your finances when considering divorce.  You will…

Ripple Effect 53: LEEDing the Way

Emily E. Lewis has a great discussion about what is, what can be, and what is next! Whitney Ward, Principal at VCBO Architecture, walks us through the LEED Certification process and how our built environment impacts our water footprint. They dive into specific ways society can design buildings that are both functional and make the…

Ripple Effect 52: Cloud Seeding with Charles

Charles Holmgren of Holmgren Farms Inc. (and many other hats) talks about his experience in participating in the State of Utah’s cloud seeding program. A good discussion about the real world impacts and experiences with weather modification.

Divorce, Abraham Maslow, and Financial Support

It would be lovely if the starting point of any divorce could be deciding what we want. But more often than not, my first consultation with clients involves questions of survival. Many clients fear what their financial future will look like. They have worked hard to get where they are financially. Divorce presents a sharp…

Ripple Effect 51: Quick Trip Down Under Then Back to the Blockchain

Fraser McLeod, general water guru, provides a riveting discussion of how the Murray-Darling Basin approached their water scarcity issues and created one of the world’s most developed water markets. For the second half of the discussion Fraser talks through his most recent venture, WaterLedger, as a blockchain tool for facilitating water market activity. Great discussion…