Rule 5.042. Time

(a)     Computation. Computation of time shall be governed by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.514.

(b)     Enlargement. When an act is required or allowed to be done at or within a specified time by these rules, by order of court, or by notice given thereunder, for cause shown the court at any time in its discretion

(1)     with or without notice, may order the period enlarged if request therefor is made before the expiration of the period originally prescribed or as extended by a previous order; or

(2)     on motion made and notice, after the expiration of the specified period, may permit the act to be done when failure to act was the result of excusable neglect. The court under this rule may not extend the time for serving a motion for rehearing or enlarge any period of time governed by the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure.

(c)     Service for Hearings. A copy of any written petition or motion which may not be heard ex parte and a copy of the notice of the hearing thereon shall be served a reasonable time before the time specified for the hearing.

(d)     Additional Time After Service by Mail or E-mail. Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.514(b) shall apply to the computation of time following service, except for documents served by formal notice or in the manner provided for service of formal notice.

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