Family Code section 242 - "Deadline For Hearing On Ex Parte's"

CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE

TIME FOR HEARING OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER MATTERS

Family Code Section 242

(a) Within 21 days, or, if good cause appears to the court, 25 days from the date that a temporary order is granted or denied, a hearing shall be held on the petition. If no request for temporary orders is made, the hearing shall be held within 21 days, or, if good cause appears to the court, 25 days from the date that the petition is filed.
(b) If a hearing is not held within the time provided in subdivision (a), the court may nonetheless hear the matter, but the order is unenforceable unless reissued under Section 245.

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