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What is the name of your state? California

Man and wife have a general homeowners insurance policy with Farmers. Their house burns down. Insurance company spends 4 months conducting an arson investigation while paying for man and woman's separate room and board. Man and woman legally separate days after fire occurs. After four months Los Angeles Arson Investigator arrests man on arson charges. Although there is no physical proof, they feel there is motive and witnesses to corroborate this theory. Bail is set at $ 250,000. Man has no means to pay this. Meanwhile, all that man owns, that wasn't destroyed in fire, is located at the motel where insurance company was paying. After a month more of paid room and a lengthy jury trial a couple of months away the insurance company stops paying for the room. On the last day, hours before check out, the man's appointed "power of attorney" is called and notified that all contents of the room must be vacated immediately. Can the insurance company stop paying for the room before the man has been found guilty? Is there any amount of time that is legally required for the motel to expect everything to be cleared out? If man is found guilty, what can the “now ex-wife” expect to collect from the insurance company? Can the ex-wife testify for the prosecutor now that she is divorced by default? All comments welcome.
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