2011 California Code
Family Code
ARTICLE 5. Time for Hearing; Continuance
Section 7870

CA Fam Code § 7870 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) It is the public policy of this state that judicial proceedings to declare a child free from parental custody and control shall be fully determined as expeditiously as possible.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a proceeding to declare a child free from parental custody and control pursuant to this part shall be set for trial not more than 45 days after filing notification therefor and completion of service thereon in the manner prescribed by law for service of civil process. The matter so set has precedence over all other civil matters on the date set for trial.

(c) The court may continue the proceeding as provided in Section 7864 or Section 7871.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

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