What to do if I have an outstanding judgement for a credit card?

Question Details: I have an outstanding judgement for a credit card. I have a court date scheduled for this Thursday regarding a motion for periodic payments. I have little if any money to offer, trying to put funds together to file for bankruptcy protection. Yesterday I received a copy of a letter from the plaintiff to the court specifically stating that if I fail to appear, they request the court not issue an arrest warrant. So, why would they do that? What is their next course of action if I do not show as I have nothing more to offer but my story and public embarassment; I would rather not go.

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