'Sister Wives' Stars Won't Escape Polygamy Laws By Moving To Nevada Say Lawyers! Exclusive Details!

Wed, January 19, 2011 2:32pm EST by 26 Comments

The Brown family is reportedly packing up and heading to The Silver State, but it might be more trouble than it’s worth!

Kody Brown is attempting to seek refuge in Nevada from Utah polygamy laws — but it won’t work! TMZ reported that Kody is moving his four wives and 19 children to Nevada so they can “explore new job opportunities” and because cohabitation is not a crime, but HollywoodLife.com spoke to two family attorneys in Nevada who reveal that Kody will NOT be safe there because polygamy is in fact illegal in Nevada.

“Nevada is no safe harbor for polygamists,” attorney Ken McKenna says. “If polygamists are trying to side step the law with cohabitation statutes, they will not get away with polygamy and they are subject to prosecution.”

Eric Pulvar, another family attorney in Nevada, echoed this same explanation.

“The cohabitation law in Nevada has to do with how you divide property and living together,” Eric says. “Nevada doesn’t recognize bigamy and it’s illegal in Nevada.”

Kody is expected to be moving any day now, but he might want to reconsider uprooting his entire family!

— Chloe Melas with reporting by Jessica Finn

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test

Posted at 10:43 AM on March 17, 2013  

I do not even know how I wound up here, but My spouse and i thought this post had been good. I do not know who you happen to be but definitely you are likely to a popular blogger should you aren’t currently Cheers!

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Drew

Posted at 9:56 PM on June 24, 2012  

l If Cody is in fact legally married to all of these women then he is a polygamist. I thought that he legally married each of them, but perhaps he did not.

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Dashing

Posted at 5:59 PM on June 24, 2012  

I dont agree with polygamy. To me, wanting multiple spouses means you’re not happy witb just one or that one is not good enough. I watched a guy on tv that allegedly had 30 kids with11 women. At least Kody seems to be tryingto provide for his harlem.

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Don

Posted at 10:37 PM on June 23, 2012  

Kody brown isnt doing poligamy?hes only married to Meri?
the rest are well girlfriends?watch 1 episode and you can figure that out?now bigamy maybe but what hes doing IS NOT A BIG DEAL dont most married people cheat?i know family members who have a husband or a wife wife some action on the side thats all kodys doing.His church believes in the 1886 revelation if anyone cares to hear why he believes what he does.plus these women were born into this religion.they didnt pick this lifestyle they were born into it?

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Steven

Posted at 2:26 PM on November 27, 2011  

What is wrong with this guy? If polygamy is illegal in Nevada, why don’t they lock this retard up? Keeping one wife happy is hard enough. Better yet, what is wrong with these women? I just don’t get it. How does he provide for 4 wives and all those kids. TLC must be paying big bucks to enable this lifestyle.

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Judy

Posted at 11:43 PM on May 22, 2011  

My husband and I are in disagreement on this one, but not like you’d expect. We do agree that since Kodie is not legally married to more than one woman, Meri, then he isn’t breaking any laws really. I suggest he drive through Nevada and on into California. Pretty much anything goes out here. The former governor was co-habitating with his wife and housekeeper for 10 years and during the time he was governor. Come on Kody and family – California will welcome you with open arms.

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Nick

Posted at 2:38 PM on May 31, 2011  

Nobody would bother them if they were Muslim

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Erin

Posted at 1:18 PM on August 1, 2012  

CA accepts every body, unless your gay married :-( I think people need to stop caring about who people are marrying and focus on the important things. He is providing for the family not on state assistance so get over it.

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novella

Posted at 8:19 PM on May 20, 2011  

I dont agree with polygamy, but i dont see why he cant live with his “wives” in Nevada. It looks like it wouldnt be much different than a brothel and they are legal in Nevada… just a thought.

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Eileen

Posted at 11:32 AM on May 9, 2011  

Kody Brown failed his family miserably. Polygamy is illegal. PERIOD! Law enforcement officials are not going to sit idly by & accept his “in your face” attitude. I’ve never seen Kody Brown spend one on one time with any of his children. How could there be enough time in the day? The wive’s inability to protect their children’s future, safety & security is telling. Patriarchs don’t act like 15 year olds. Choosing to go public for the money was as huge mistake. DUH!! Hey Kody, if you can’t support your family, stop having children. You have nothing to offer them. One last comment to this family on the run. Wherever you go, there you are!

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Marsha Schorr

Posted at 11:16 AM on May 9, 2011  

After watching Sister Wives and getting to know this family, I think it would be horrible to split them up. They have shown us that polygamy doesn’t always involve living in a commune setting and doesn’t mean rape either. They have opened up their lives and exposed their lifestyle and in doing so, they are in legal trouble. This was a risk they took in educating America. They have created a loving, nurturing environment for their children. I think they should be left alone by authorities. The court system should go after abusive or neglectful parents, not the Brown’s.

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britt

Posted at 7:48 PM on November 14, 2011  

Ive only seen on eppisode and your 100% wrong this is teaching 19 young people that its okay to have as many children as you want with as many people that are consenting to do so….my mother is muslim i think imo that polygamy is just another version of this culture without the morals of the husband being able to support the wives AND children and nit to succed what you can afford as an individual on sole income if they didnt want to be stipulated to law tgey should have kept their private life private and not goo n tlc

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Todd k.

Posted at 11:03 PM on April 17, 2011  

Isn’t this the united states? why is it ok for people of the same sex to marry but not for this family? We have terrorists living in this country and child molesters that deserve this attention not a family who has done no one any harm. To me it is only the weak who have nothing better to do with their lives and the bored that prey on familes like this. America has always been a country for all types, a melting pot of cultures and beliefs.

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Marie Julie

Posted at 8:39 PM on August 29, 2011  

Just found this page, and read many comments.Iam very impressed, and very happy to find out that there are many people out there, with a true mind, and see what is happening with the Browns, totally acceptable. They are decent people, not bothering anyone, good parents, and providers, and I could go on and on. I am a Certified Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and have been for 20 years. To say the least, I have seen it all and heard it all. The Browns have made a choice in their way to live and are totally happy. Without a doubt, they could be even happier if all the big mouths out there would deal with their own problems, and leave them alone. It is sickening to read what they have to say, specially coming from their empty head. Everyone has the right to an opinion, BUT dont do it by putting others down. Most of them are loosers, bad parents and bad spouses, drunks, abusers, and so on and so on. Although this is not my choice of life, and when I first saw the show, I was turned off, BUT with an open mind, I have learned to know them, could not get enough of the show, wished that there was more Browns around, and would gladly love these women as my sisters. I cant wait for the next season. The lawyers who made comments, need to go back to school, study Socialogy and learned to understand people, and not judge them. Trust me, all of the BIG MOUTHS out there, have more problems than the Brown family, and they need to get a job, and get a life…..I feel sorry for them. They have some big issues to deal with, and their future look very saddddd…….

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sarahcide

Posted at 8:18 PM on September 18, 2011  

Hmm, Marie, interesting that you talk about how educated you are, yet can’t spell to save your life. Also, to say that people shouldn’t be judgmental and than say that anyone who dislikes this family are “losers” (it’s spelled losers, sweetie) drunks, bad parents, druggies, etc. Maybe you shouldn’t be judgmental. Kody is breaking the law knowingly and taunting law enforcement..perhaps if he weren’t fueled by greed he could have lived quietly but you don’t get to break the law on tv and and then become surprised when the cops come after you. Oh and and I am not a drunken “looser” or spouse abuser, just someone who knows the laws and how to spell. Cheers!

 
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Steph

Posted at 12:36 AM on September 26, 2011  

Before you preach about your spelling, make sure you check your grammar. “than” should be “then”

 
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Tuva

Posted at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2011  

This is not school. She doesnt have to be perfect in english. As long as she gets out her opinion. Please dont judge on ppl with bad spelling skill ^^

 
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Starlet

Posted at 3:24 PM on February 28, 2011  

These people aren’t bothering you, aren’t bothering anybody, then why should you… care… or try to laud your puritanical morals over them? They have a right to be left alone and live their lives the way they want to be. If a bunch of women want to marry the same man, or a bunch of men want to marry the same woman, and they are all happy with the arrangement, then quite frankly, its none of your or anyone else’s GD business. Esp. so for people who don’t even know them at all personally.

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Lobo

Posted at 8:56 AM on January 22, 2011  

He is coming to Nevada to find work? Good luck with that! NV has one of the highest unemployment rates of the country. People have been moving outta here in droves for over a year and half. I hope I never run into them. The guy is CREEPY.

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beemer

Posted at 12:03 PM on February 6, 2011  

This is sad that women belittle themselves to share a man???

Have they not self respect!
Beemer

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Jn

Posted at 8:46 PM on August 29, 2011  

Do you know what your man is doing???

THIS IS YOUR COMMENT:
This is sad that women belittle themselves to share a man???
Have they not self respect! DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF THE
WORD? Take time to educate yourself woman!
Beemer

 
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Mj

Posted at 8:42 PM on August 29, 2011  

Have you ever look at yourself in the mirror?
With a mouth like yours, YOU ARE THE CREEP. GET A LIFE LOOSER!

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RHODNEY RECK

Posted at 4:42 AM on January 20, 2011  

RHODNEY RECK says:
January 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm

POLYGAMY OFFENDS FRIENDS OF VATICAN, (A) “VATICAN RULE OF LAW FRANCHISE” AND (B) “VATICAN RULE OF LAW FRANCHISEES.”

“POLYGAMY IS INHERENTLY HARMFUL TO FRIENDS OF VATICAN, VATICAN INTERESTS, VATICAN ECONOMIC INTERESTS [FIRST] AND VATICAN NON-ECONOMIC INTERESTS [SECOND] VATICAN RULE OF LAW FRANCHISE AND FRANCHISES.”

ON THE OTHER HAND, ““POLYGAMY IS AMORAL, NEITHER MORAL OR IMMORAL””
BUT, [VATICAN-NON-APPROVED] POLYGAMY OFFENDS “VATICAN RULE OF LAW,”
THEREFORE, POLYGAMY OFFENDS “VATICAN’S DIGNITY.”

EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL: JUXTAPOSITION OR PARALLEL THINKING OR PARODY
Example of Vatican Word Usage: “Undignified behavior” The Flying Nunn TV episode.”

NOTICE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR: (A) CREDITS AND/OR (B) ATTRIBUTIONS TO WRITER: RHODNEY RECK

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what religion?

Posted at 8:26 PM on June 12, 2011  

they don’t dare claim to be Mormans, what the law says the LDS religion supports, so they can’t go to that church, what religion do they claim to be, I didn’t notice any coment on going to a church on Sunday.

Laws are followed strictly in Nevada
Don’t unpack, there are no jobs here

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don

Posted at 10:40 PM on June 23, 2012  

in the 1830s the mormons practiced poligamy until 1990s
he belives like the joseph smith and brigham young mormons basically hes mormon without the true authority

 
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Dan

Posted at 3:50 AM on October 5, 2012  

Kody said in the beginning that they are Fundamentalist Mormons, All the wives were raised in Polygamist families. This is why they are comfortable in a Polygamist family. It has nothing to do with if they might have an inferiority complex about themselves. It has everything to do with the religion that they practice.

 
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