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If you have a court date both parties have to attend. If one refuses to attend the other can request the matter be dealt with in the absence of the other and the orders made in favour of the the party that is present.
The court has a discretion to do that or can adjourn to have both parties present.
The party that attended can also seek costs for the day.
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