Let's say you file eviction on a tenant because they are behind on rent and not communicating with you. Then, They contact you and explain that they lost their job and that is why they were not paying rent, but now they say they have a new job and can afford rent and are wondering if you would do a payment plan with them. Most counties will let you do what they call a "Stipulated Dismissal" so you can Dismiss the eviction, as long as the tenant makes the agreed upon payments. If they miss the payments, you can then file paperwork to get your eviction, typically without having to go back to court and then get them out right away.
If this is something you decide to do, I will list the process that I have used in the past: First of all, make sure you always make at least 3 copies of every document you use with the courts, some counties will require as many as 6 copies or more depending on amount of tenants.
So the 1st thing is you will need to come to a written agreement with your tenant(s). I use the State Form "SC5300V". I put in the terms and both the tenant(s) and I sign, then we have the judge or court commissioner sign it and this form gets filed with the court... make sure you have copies signed as well in your possession for later. TIP: I always get something right away from the tenant to show good faith if I am going to work out a payment plan.
If the tenant fails to follow through and you want to continue with the eviction, there will be 3 forms you need, and again, you will want to make at least 3 copies. You will need form "SC5400VA" and "SC5400VB" VA is the "Affidavit of Non-Compliance", which you are telling the court that the tenant didn't follow through as agreed to, and form VB is the "Order" to have the Judge or Commissioner to sign the Writ so you can get the eviction and to set up a Damage Hearing, or Grant Money Judgment. Finally, you will need form "SC512" which is the Writ of Eviction, this is the form that after you pay the filing fee and have it signed by the Clerk of Courts, you will take to the Sheriff to have them carry out removal of the tenants from the property. You will want to fill out everything you can on all 3 of these forms and take them in and file at the same time when you go to the Clerk of Courts or File Online.
Hopefully everything works out and you don't need to evict anyone, but if you do have to evict someone, hopefully this information helps you.