§56-4-57. Time to answer in general.
A defendant may file his answer at any time before final
decree, unless required to file it sooner under section fifty-six
of this article, or by a proper rule of court under section four,
article one, chapter fifty-one of this code, but a cause shall not
be sent to rules or continued, because an answer is filed in it,
unless good cause therefor be shown by affidavit filed with the