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  1. Hi all, I am located in Austin, TX in Travis County. I started receiving letters from lawyers last week wanting to represent me in a lawsuit that was filed on 7/20/17 and provided a case number. I looked online but cant find the case with the courts..but I may not be looking for it correctly as I've never been in this situation. I think its probably related to a bank of america credit card that with 30k that could no longer be paid from 3 years ago after financial problems. I expect to be served any day. I plan to answer with a general denial within 20 days. I have been reading a lot about this on this and other forums. I am very confused as to how to approach the suit. Been reading about needing to file discovery to get the debt collector to provide, all contracts, all transactions etc. Then others say this is now ineffective. I'd like to represent myself if possible. not sure if I should attempt to arbitrate or fight it. I did talk to a lawyer briefly yesterday who said I need to liquidate all of my bank accts immediately (tomorrow) before getting served and not to answer my door tomorrow morning if someone comes knocking to serve me. I was advised to empty my accts first. I don't have a lot of money so this should be eaay to do. Unfortunately I have an autoimmune disorder that causes me to get sick when under heavy stress. I'm hoping to calmly and methodically go to court and do what I can. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I just read this article and hope I can determine if this is the way to go or not. https://toughnickel.com/personal-finance/You-Can-Beat-Credit-Card-Debt-Collectors