The “Summons” is a legal document that directs both parties not to harass the other party; not to change or cancel any insurance policies or beneficiaries to insurance; not to dispose any property unless it is to meet necessary living expenses or to pay for a lawyer for the Divorce proceeding. The concept behind the Divorce Summons is to preserve assets (e.g. continuing to make mortgage payments on the homestead) and to keep things in status quo (e.g. not to change any insurance policies). Read summons statute: link
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