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

Wed, January 19, 2011 2:32pm EDT by Chloe Melas 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 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