Insurance Related Prohibitions
Beyond property related prohibitions, the parties will also be restrained from engaging in certain behavior regarding insurance policies. Here, without 14 days advance notification and written consent of the other party (or court order), the parties may not cancel, modify, terminate, or allow to lapse any health insurance, homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, automobile insurance that covers either parties or their children, or any life insurance that names either party or their minor children as a beneficiary.
So unless you have provided 2 weeks notice and have received the written approval of the other party (or received a court order approving it), it’s best to refrain modifying the terms and/or policies of any insurance. Otherwise, you can find yourself in a world of hurt.
In addition to prohibitions related to monetary and insurance issues, the automatic temporary injunction will additionally prohibit certain behavior amongst the parties. Usually, the injunction will prohibit either party from molesting and/or disturbing the peace of the other party or minor children. Additionally, the injunction will prohibit parents from unilaterally removing the minor children from the state without prior approval from the other party or due to a court order.
Again the lesson is simple — Don’t bother the other party or your kids! Whatever circumstances brought you to the point of seeking a divorce or legal separation, now isn’t the time to vindicate your emotions. Refrain from sending harassing emails, texts, phone calls, Facebook messages, and the like. Also, don’t get your kids involved in the disputes you have with your spouse. All it does is build tension, create additional conflict, and increase the likelihood that you will get in trouble with the court. So as hard as it may be, try to remove the emotional pains from the proceedings.