9. A judge may, upon such conditions as he considers just, extend any time limit which is not peremptory or relieve a party from the consequences of his failure to respect such time limit.
In first instance, the parties may, in establishing the proceeding timetable, agree on time limits other than those prescribed by this Code, unless they are peremptory.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 9; 1999, c. 40, s. 56; 2002, c. 7, s. 2.