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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 5.686. Continuance pending disposition hearing

(a) Continuance pending disposition hearing (§ 358)

Except as provided in (b), the court may continue the disposition hearing to a date not to exceed 10 court days if the child is detained or, if the child is not detained, to a date not to exceed 30 calendar days from the date of the finding under section 356. The court may for good cause continue the hearing for an additional 15 calendar days if the child is not detained.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Continuance if nonreunification is requested

If petitioner alleges that section 361.5(b) is applicable, the court must continue the proceedings not more than 30 calendar days. The court must order the petitioner to notify each parent or guardian of the contents of section 361.5(b) and must inform each parent that if reunification is not ordered at the disposition hearing, a section 366.26 implementation hearing will be held and parental rights may be terminated.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(c) Detention pending continued hearing (§ 358)

The court in its discretion may order release or detention of the child during the continuance.

Rule 5.686 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 1451 effective January 1, 1990.

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