Child support case, both parties are pro per. Special and form interrogatories were propounded to the opposing party. After getting no response whatsoever I did a meet and confer (though not required by CCP) with the opposing party over telephone. The opposing party was uncooperative. Nonetheless granted a two week courtesy extension and sent a follow up letter by mail confirming the extension. My hope is that if I have to file a motion to compel this will be helpful in that (hopefully) the judge will see that I made the extra effort to resolve this informally and keep it out of the courts. Would a judge care in this instance if I showed effort to resolve this informally or should I have just gone straight for the motion to compel?