California Family Code Section 244

244. (a) On the day of the hearing, the hearing on the petition shall take precedence over all other matters on the calendar that day, except older matters of the same character, and matters to which special precedence may be given by law.

(b) The hearing on the petition shall be set for trial at the earliest possible date and shall take precedence over all other matters, except older matters of the same character, and matters to which special precedence may be given by law.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 572, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2011. Operative January 1, 2012, by Sec. 28 of Ch. 572.)

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