Several months ago, I started the long process through my state's legal aid to file bankruptcy right around the time I was served and I failed to provide an answer for the case because my intention was/is to file bankruptcy. Last week, I called and left several messages at the legal aid office because I had submitted my bankruptcy packet about a month ago and knew that my debt case now had a court date specified. I finally heard back from them (legal aid) late yesterday and they are telling me that I should know for certain if they will take the case as of tomorrow.
My question is: Since I didn't provide an answer to the case and deny the debt or request verification of it, would I be able to do so if I show up to court? Or, could I ask for a continuance because of my application in legal aid for bankruptcy and inability to consult with my attorney?
I'm not sure if there is a point for me to show up to court today since I haven't given any answer and my job is at risk if I have to take a 1/2 day off with such short notice.
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