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Do I Have To Keep My Spouse On My Life Insurance Policy If I’m Filing For Divorce?

Yes, once divorce is filed, the court will issue what are known as automatic orders that are designed to “stop the clock” on actions you and your spouse may take to retaliate against one another.

One of these retaliations is cancelling important pieces of personal security, like life insurance and health insurance.

Aside from leaving insurance policies intact, the automatic orders will also prevent both spouses from running up debt on shared credit cards, emptying joint accounts, or cashing out retirement instruments like 401ks.

This is for the protection of both parties, but it may seem like you’re trapped by the courts.

It’s temporary, and with the right help, you’ll soon be free and clear to pursue the life you want.

Call the Queens divorce attorneys at 718-523-1111 and learn how the team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can protect you through the divorce process.