It has been since Jan 23 that I served the request. I waited 35 days then also served a meet and confer letter to be safe. Respondent only answered by asking me to send him a stamp and also another text saying he hasn't filed taxes since 2013. (when our case started) He has not formally answered. Footnote: He didn't answer interrogatories back then either at all, so this is a pattern. I would like to start bringing it to the courts attention. Thanks.
If no response at all is provided, a meet and confer is not even necessary. You can simply file a Motion to Compel.
When no response is served, there is no deadline for the Motion, but you should file it ASAP.
You have the right to bring a motion immediately, but must also file a declaration stating that you tried to meet and confer and attaching the documents.
"Party did not answer request for production after judgment." -- The status of your case is not clear. If you have a judgment, you are not entitled to post-judgment discovery unless this is a family law matter and the discovery relates to an existing RFO. To answer your specific question, if there is no response to a valid discovery request, you may file a motion to compel any time after 30 days after service, plus any additional time for manner of service. It is not necessary to meet and confer, although it is always advisable.
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