Club chairman Peter Ridsdale expects Cardiff's court case with creditors Langston to be set for March.
Ridsdale faces an uncertain period of financial juggling
The Bluebirds were due in court for a hearing over a claim for missed loan repayments this week, but Langston's solicitors sought a deferral.
"In terms of a date for a summary judgement, the earliest would be the second week in March," Ridsdale told BBC Sport Wales.
"But I'm hoping we can resolve things before that through dialogue."
Last week, a furious Ridsdale described the delay of Langston's claim the "worst possible outcome" for the club and blamed it on the Swiss-based firm.
Langston's lawyers claimed the delay was due to Cardiff "not presenting its evidence in a timely manner".
Langston, Cardiff's biggest creditor, wants the £24m debt repaid now, but Bluebirds officials insist the sum is not due until 2016.