How do I make sure there is no court order or judgement against me after we file a Stipulation?
What should be filed with the court to ensure that there is no court order or judgement against me?
1. Should it be a Settlement Agreement/ Stipulation/ Stipulation to dismiss?
As a tenant what is the best thing to go for.
1 attorney answer
Stipulation of dismissal is a term that is defined according to the rules of civil procedure, which requires that when a case is brought against you, both sides must agree to dismiss it, to prevent one side from dropping and re-bringing the case over again. All the other terms you use are not defined and may all refer to various contracts and agreements regarding the eviction case and don't have any specific meaning.
No one can force you to sign any kind of agreement prior to getting your day in court. If you agree to settle the case prior to the eviction hearing, make sure you understand the consequences. Many landlords will insist on having some way to enforce the agreement if you default, so it's likely they'll insist on an agreement for judgement, but as long as you follow the terms of the agreement, judgement won't enter and the case will be dismissed.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.