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Motion to File Late Opposition

Service Description


A Motion to File Late Opposition is a formal request made to the court when a party is unable to submit their opposition documents within the specified deadline. This motion is essential to prevent default judgment or other adverse consequences.


Before filing a Motion to File Late Opposition, it is crucial to review the court’s specific rules and guidelines regarding deadlines and late filings. The motion must justify the reasons for the delay and demonstrate a sincere effort to comply with the court timeline.

How to Draft:

  • Begin with a clear and concise statement of your request to file a late opposition.
  • Detail the reasons for the delay, providing any relevant circumstances or unforeseen challenges that led to the missed deadline.
  • Explain the steps you have taken to minimize the delay and demonstrate your commitment to proceeding with the case.
  • Include any relevant documents or evidence that support your reasons for the delay.


After drafting the motion, file it with the court clerk, including any necessary filing fees. Serve a copy to the opposing party and any other involved parties as required by court rules. The court will then review the motion and decide whether to grant the request.


Filing a Motion to File Late Opposition is a critical step when you are unable to meet a court deadline for submitting opposition documents. By thoroughly understanding court requirements, carefully drafting the motion, and following the proper filing procedures, you increase your chances of having your request approved and ensuring a fair opportunity to present your case.