1) Yes, an amount can be proposed, either as part of a payment plan or a lump sum. Negotiation is expected and encouraged
for parties to settle.
2) However, the first thing that one wants to do is to file an Answer, which avoids a default. Filing an answer sets the matter for trial track months down the line, which gives time to negotiate. See here
for a sample answer.
3) The answer must be sent certified mail, return receipt requested, to both the attorney for the Plaintiff, and the Court.
4) You could file for a bankruptcy more than once. See here
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