Q: Can I get an extention of time to file amended pleadings if I hire an attorney?
I recently realized that I qualify for pro bono assistance in my foreclosure case in dupage county, il. My amended pleadings were due a few days ago, and I have court in a couple of days. I recently found out that I qualify for pro bono assistance due to low income. Can I request an extention based on my soon to be having an attorney?
A: Nothing is ever guaranteed but generally courts bend over backwards to give foreclosure defendants every opportunity to present a defense. Especially if the defendant is pro-se. So the answer is very probably you can get an extension of time to plead.
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