How does Sister Wives’ Meri Brown continue to receive financial support from Kody Brown? Despite their divorce nearly a decade ago and Kody’s subsequent marriage to Robyn Brown, one might assume their connection would be solely spiritual, with the exception of their grown child. However, it appears that Meri is entitled to receive a significant amount owed to her. Continue reading to uncover further details.

Why Meri Brown Can Still Get Money From Kody

It’s common knowledge that when the family relocated from Vegas to Flagstaff, the wives assisted Christine Brown and Robyn Brown with down payments for their homes. However, Meri Brown and Janelle Brown opted to rent instead of buying, which ultimately had negative consequences for Janelle in the long run. When Janelle contemplated leaving Kody, she realized she had no assets to her name except for an RV and a portion of the Coyote Pass land. Interestingly, she had actually advised Christine to wait until she had some assets before ending the marriage. Unfortunately, Janelle did not heed her own advice.

Fortunately, Meri Brown owns a successful bed and breakfast (B&B) and has a thriving multi-level marketing (MLM) business, which provides her with independent success outside of the family. However, she still has a potential claim to money from Kody in the future. If Meri does not remarry, she can receive his social security benefits after his passing. As stated by Elder Law Answers, “As a divorced spouse, you can collect benefits on your ex-spouse’s record, even if the ex-spouse has remarried and even if the ex-spouse’s new spouse is collecting on the same record.”

To meet the eligibility criteria, Meri and Kody must have been married for ten years, which they were. They tied the knot in 1990, so they had over twenty years together. Meri Brown must be sixty-two years old, which is approximately a decade away. Next, Kody needs to become eligible for retirement benefits. Lastly, Meri must remain unmarried. While she can date and have a long-term partner, the specific mention of a domestic partnership is not provided.

Does Meri Deserve It?

Meri Brown has remained devoted to Kody Brown long past the point where many would have chosen to move on. It has been a challenging journey, especially since Kody made it clear that he no longer had any romantic interest in her. They haven’t been intimate in over a decade, yet Meri continues to accept whatever little attention he offers. Nevertheless, as his first legal wife, she willingly relinquished her marital rights to allow Kody to legally adopt Robyn’s three children from a previous marriage, which she believed was the right thing to do.

Are you surprised by the possibility that Meri Brown could eventually receive financial support from her ex-husband? Do you think the other wives should also pursue additional funds from him or let it go? Share your thoughts and don’t forget to tune in to Sister Wives on TLC every Sunday.

By Lylla

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