I don't have time to respond to the RFO- child support. Of course if he broke rules on service the court would grant me a continuance, but what other tools do pros have take advantage of late filings in civil cases?
The simplest course of action would be to just inform the Judge that you were not timely served and did not have an opportunity to file a timely responsive declaration to the request for order or opposition. The Code of Civil Procedure requires all moving papers to be served at least 16 days (+5 for service by mailing) prior to the hearing date and any response or opposition must be served and filed at least 9 days prior to the hearing (and any reply to the response/opposition be served and filed 5 days prior to the hearing).
Unless you want to proceed at the hearing date, just request a brief continuance so you have an opportunity to submit a written response.
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