Very important that you either attend the court or make it known with proof that you are away and not able to attend, absent that a decision could be incorporated without your presence. Perhaps it may be best to retain local counsel and they can seek a continuance. Good luck and take good care.
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Concur with Mr. Lewis; Ignoring the hearing will almost certainly cost you more than attending or communicating with the court your physical presence challenge.
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You might find that in the long run spending money on a lawyer to go to the hearing for you or to request a new date that you will be available will cost you far less money than not appearing and having an order entered against you in which you did not participate. It is better to be involved in the process from the beginning.
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