Many people don’t realize that when a divorce is filed in Tennessee, a Statutory Injunction or “Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses” is put in place which bars a lot of the bad action that people think about when talking about divorces. For example, your spouse is not allowed to file for divorce and then run out and cancel the car insurance and buy themselves a Ferrari with the joint savings account. T.C.A. § 36–4–106(d) governs the statutory restraining order, which is very long, but Davidson County has a tl;dr version of it you can read here which breaks it down for lay persons. The basic premise of it all is to maintain the status quo. Things shouldn’t be any different because someone has filed for divorce ie don’t change the insurance, don’t spend on things you don’t normally spend on, don’t talk smack around the kids. You can read my short article breaking it down and focusing on the seven main points at contesteddivorcelawyernashville.com or click on this link.