My question involves a child custody case from the State of: VA
It looks like we finally came to an agreement in regards to child support and his lawyer wrote everything up. The only problem I have is with the part at the end where it states that the case shall be dismissed with prejudice. When I check google this is what I find:
A dismissal "with prejudice" essentially means that the court considered the application, the reasons presented and found that, based on the merits, the application should be dismissed. ... The litigant whose claims were dismissed is barred from attempting to revive the same issues in a future application to the court.
Does that mean, if I where to sign this, I can not take him to court again in the future if he fails again to make payments? I am very careful with everything his lawyer writes. She tried to have me sign something stating he would pay me $4000 before the end of the year if I would forgive the remaining 4k he owes. When we went to the court date in December, coming to an agreement, he suddenly wasn't even able to pay $2000 towards the arrears.
I just want to make sure I can take him back to court if I have to for non-payment.