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§4.03 Time of Hearing
You must set the jurisdiction hearing [WIC §334; CRC 5.670(f)]:
You may grant requests for continuances pursuant to WIC §352 and CRC 5.550 on a showing of good cause, and a determination that the continuance is not contrary to the child’s best interests. The convenience of parties or a stipulation by counsel alone is not good cause. [WIC §352(a); CRC 5.550(a)(2).] Continuances are discouraged in dependency cases. [In re Giovanni F. (2010) 184 CA4th 594, 604.]
For a form of continuance for use at the jurisdiction or later hearings, see form JV-406.