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Old 12-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #436
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What ever happened to their house in Utah? It seems like they still "own" it but that would mean another mortgage to pay.

Also, I thought he was only legally married to Meri so how do Janelle & Christine use Brown as their legal name on their bankrupcy filings?
I think (?) that family is using (or at least watching over) their Utah house. Hopefully they are at least getting some rent out of it!

As for last names, anyone over 18 can get a legal name change. You can change it to whatever you want you have to pay the legal fees however, when you get married you don't
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #437
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I think (?) that family is using (or at least watching over) their Utah house. Hopefully they are at least getting some rent out of it!

As for last names, anyone over 18 can get a legal name change. You can change it to whatever you want you have to pay the legal fees however, when you get married you don't
Yes...if you were a Friends watcher think back to when Phoebe was changing her last name after getting married but didn't want to take her husbands last name so "she briefly becomes "Princess Consuela Bananahammock" but requests that the friends call her "Valerie". To show her how ridiculous it sounds, Mike suggests changing his name to "Crap Bag". Phoebe relents but wants to keep the name "Bananahammock" until learning that it is slang for a Speedo. She changes her name to Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan." from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebe_Buffay

Had she not gotten married she could have chosen to change her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock as well.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #438
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I love how Christine listed herself as single and her "companion" supplied $1200 a month to the household. She also got food stamps until 2010 when she filed for bankruptcy.

Scamming the welfare system is common in "PLYG" families. They really are not self-supporting. This family is not exception, until the show money arrived.

Meri and Kody files in 2006.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:24 PM   #439
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Wow, those bankruptcy papers were interesting! I guess when Kody and Meri filed, they included Kody's other kids? Since they only actually have one together. And it was interesting that until two years ago Christine was getting food stamps.

Wonder where they would be today without the show, given their financial situation there. And what will happen to them when it ends.

I wonder if they even plan it deliberately: "we'll put everything on Janelle's credit cards, then let her go bankrupt" so that all those debts are effectively cancelled. Then while Janelle builds her credit back up, they put everything on Meri's credit cards, and again go bankrupt. Debts cancelled. But no problem, now they can put things on Christine's credit cards. By the time she goes bankrupt, Janelle will be able to have a credit card again and they can start the cycle over.

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #440
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Wow, this information is really disappointing. I'm all for people living their lives how they want to but if they are making terrible financial decisions and living off of tax payers, .

Wasn't Merri going to school during the first season, what was that for? I don't understand why these women can't get jobs, I'd love to be able to stay home with my kid too (when he was little) but then I COULDN'T PAY THE BILLS, so I've worked full time his entire life.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #441
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I love how Christine listed herself as single and her "companion" supplied $1200 a month to the household. She also got food stamps until 2010 when she filed for bankruptcy.

Scamming the welfare system is common in "PLYG" families. They really are not self-supporting. This family is not exception, until the show money arrived.

Meri and Kody files in 2006.
Wow 2 years and get a loan like that. Must be nice.....
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #442
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It was mentioned earlier in the thread that each adult is paid $75,000/episode for the show. If that is true, do the math: $75,000x5=$375,000x8=$2,960,000. $2,960,000 per season!!! They are ROLLING in it! The four houses can be paid for free-and-clear and they still have a million left over? I'm simply mystified by all this talk about them being poor...
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It was mentioned earlier in the thread that each adult is paid $75,000/episode for the show. If that is true, do the math: $75,000x5=$375,000x8=$2,960,000. $2,960,000 per season!!! They are ROLLING in it! The four houses can be paid for free-and-clear and they still have a million left over? I'm simply mystified by all this talk about them being poor...
I have every confidence that they can still blow it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #444
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It was mentioned earlier in the thread that each adult is paid $75,000/episode for the show. If that is true, do the math: $75,000x5=$375,000x8=$2,960,000. $2,960,000 per season!!! They are ROLLING in it! The four houses can be paid for free-and-clear and they still have a million left over? I'm simply mystified by all this talk about them being poor...
They have to have some sort of drama on the show. It wouldn't be good TV if they show them spending the millions the make from the show. Much better to show them struggling to get by.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #445
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There is a great blog site that discusses the episodes, the family, their many bankruptcies and speculates on how much they get paid by TLC (the consensus there is that it is much less than what has been speculated here). Anyway, if you are interested in the show, it is worth checking out.

http://sisterwivesblog.blogspot.com/

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They have to have some sort of drama on the show. It wouldn't be good TV if they show them spending the millions the make from the show. Much better to show them struggling to get by.
Hence this year's Meri drama over the baby. Think about it.... every year has been some sort of drama

Season 1- courtship and marriage
Season 2- the move
Season 3- Soloman
Season 4- money issues and lead up to Meri baby drama/Logan move out
Season 5- Meri baby?
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Hence this year's Meri drama over the baby. Think about it.... every year has been some sort of drama

Season 1- courtship and marriage
Season 2- the move
Season 3- Soloman
Season 4- money issues and lead up to Meri baby drama/Logan move out
Season 5- Meri baby?
I bet season 5 will be Kody marries Robyn's sister
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I always tell myself that I am going to stop watching this show but it is like a trainwreck that I can't turn away from!.
Train wrecks are dramatic. It's what keeps reality shows in business.
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About the house in Utah, on the episode where they go back with their dog, Meri says her sister is renting the house from them.
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taxes will take a lot of their money..... assuming they pay them.....
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