I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a CA licensed attorney for more than 3 decades.
This seems like a very crucial matter for you, and your questions and issues suggest that an in-depth conversation might best suit your needs. If you are interested, for a very nominal charge of just $5 more I can offer you a personal phone conference during which there is no limitation on the number of questions you can ask of me, as opposed to continuing in this question and answer thread which is searchable and viewable by the public.
Let me know if you don't want a call and I will be happy continue here with an answer for you.
Either way, whether I call you or not, in order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. Is the abusive spouse represented by an attorney?
2. What was the reason given for the need for a second deposition of the same witness?
3. Is the abused person represented by counsel?
4. What "time" is being asked for?
5. How many sets of discovery have been served on the abused person by the abuser?
6. What are the disputes that are being litigated in this case? Is this a divorce case? A post-divorce matter?
7. How long ago was the matter filed with the court?
Thanks in advance,