Without Prejudice versus the Status Quo

In divorce and custody cases, temporary resolutions are often arrived at “without prejudice.”  In theory, that means, for example, moving out of the marital residence and leaving the children behind with the other parent is without prejudice to your claims to the marital residence and child custody or increased visitations schedule.  This makes the person moving out think he or she will remain on equal legal footing for child custody and/or possession of the marital residence. Read more