That's right, according to a source, Joan may be more on the mend than we might think:
The mother-daughter defendants have asked for and been granted an extension in the legal proceedings so they can raise money to pay for a lawyer.
"We are just an average family trying to make ends meet each month. We are faced with a lawsuit from a high priced powerful Beverly Hills attorney and trying to find an attorney has been hard."
Even in the face of "great financial strain", the Smileys are in it to win it. Kimberly added:
"Now we plan to fight back & try to recoup our money & our reputations. Her publicity stunt won't be looked kindly on by the legal system."
Them fightin' words!
Now if only they had a lawyer to do the fighting for them…
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