Over 35 years, I have assisted my clients with debt problems having filed more than 32000 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy petitions.
Are you considering filing a Bankruptcy as your question is categorized under BK?
Note you need to have filed your tax returns but you do not have to pay the taxes owing in order to file the BK. Likewise, you already paid a response fee for this lawsuit which I wish you had not and saved the money. That is because, since you are going to file BK, I would do nothing further and let them get a judgment against you. You can then file BK and list this debt. Also note that it will take at least six months for a judgment to be entered against you from this point on. And hopefully by then, you can file the BK. Otherwise, any other advice I give you to stall this mater could work against you as there are very specific local rules to follow. And if you do not do them correctly, you can also be sanctioned by the court and be ordered to pay the court which is more money down the drain.
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