Tennessee Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses

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What is a statutory Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses in Tennessee?

It is a statutory restraining order that prevents parties from engaging in behaviors that may cause harm to the other party.

What are the terms of the statutory Tennessee Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses?

Below are the terms of the Tennessee Statutory Restrainig Order for Divorcing Spouses.

 

You must not engage in the following behaviors:

· Bother (harass), threaten, assault or abuse your spouse.

·Talk about your spouse in a bad way to or in front of your children, your spouse’s children, or your spouse’s employer.

· Hide, destroy, or spoil any evidence stored on a computer hard drive or memory storage device.

 

The following terms relate to your property:

  • DO not do anything to any marital property that makes it worth less money.  This means you can’t sell, spend, transfer, assign, borrow against, hide, or do anything with it.  This is true unless the court orders it or your spouse agrees.

  • You may use your income for expenses that:

    • Maintain your marital standard of living, 

    • Pay the usual operating expenses of your business.

· You must keep records of all expenses and give your spouse copies of those records, if s/he asks for them.

 

The following terms relate to your children:

You must not move the children:

· Out of Tennessee, or

  • More than 50 miles from the marital home, unless the court orders it or your spouse agrees.

Important!  Do you have a good reason to be afraid that your spouse may hurt you or your children? Then you may go with your children to a safe place.  Later, the non-relocating spouse may ask the court for an emergency hearing and new Orders.  The court can hold the hearing by phone, if needed.

 

The dolowing terms relate to insurance:

You must not (unless the court orders it or your spouse agrees):

  • Change, cancel, or assign any insurance policy that covers either spouse or the children.

  • Change, cancel, or assign any insurance policy that names either spouse or the children as beneficiary.

  • Stop paying for any insurance policy premium that covers either spouse or the children.

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