An Ex Parte application/hearing is a separate proceeding that requires its own filing fee. Your Ex Parte application will likely be for an order advancing the hearing date for the RFO you already filed. You do not need to re-file or "start over" with the RFO that has already been filed and currently has a hearing date that is 2 months away. You should attach the RFO as an exhibit to your ex parte application papers.
I am sorry that you are going through this, if possible please hire a local CA attny if you cannot afford to do so then you will need to file a motion with an affidavit along wtih reasons why you need an earlier court date and why you cannot give the other side notice, there must be some specic exigency/ emergency to allow the motion. take care.
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In order to file "ex parte papers" you must show that there is some emergency situation that cannot wait until the court hearing. An "emergency" has a very specific meaning, especially when it involves custody and visitation. Regardless, assuming you meet the requisite legal standard for an ex parte application, you need to give ex parte notice to the other party before 10:00 a.m. the day before you plan to go to court and explain what orders you will be seeking. The following day, you need to arrive at court no later than 8:00 a.m., file your ex parte papers with the clerk (and pay another filing fee), and then proceed directly to the courtroom and tell the clerk you are there for an ex parte. Good luck to you.
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