If they are suing you for HOA dues that are past due, they are really just wanting to be paid current. So, yes, if you can pay what is past due (or possibly work out a payment plan with them), then you should be able to get them to discontinue legal efforts against you.
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I agree that you should work out some kind of payment plan with your HOA if you are not able to pay it all at once. However; you should still contact a local real estate attorney since the HOA has filed legal papers against your non-payment. Try "Googling" some attorneys in the area or ask some friends or colleagues if they have any they can recommend. They are the legal experts and can advise you best.
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