What can I do if an attorney has served me an RFO 8 days before the hearing in a civil or family law case?
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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.