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Good morning. A party can file a motion with the court, for an extension of time to respond. In the body of the motion, the moving party wants to show good cause and explain why they need more time to respond and can not do so, by the end of the 20th business day. In this case, based upon what you shared, you would need to explain to the court that you are handling this on your own, need time to prepare and educate yourself about the procedure and to gather evidence and just how much more time you need. You want to show that the matter should be decided on the merits, rather then have you defaulted or waive your rights, by just running out of time.
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