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Legal Statutes: California

UPDATED April 11, 2017

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Chapter 1. General Provisions

back to top 3023. Sole contested issue or order for separate trial on issue; preference for trial date

(a) If custody of a minor child is the sole contested issue, the case shall be given preference over other civil cases, except matters to which special precedence may be given by law, for assigning a trial date and shall be given an early hearing.

(b) If there is more than one contested issue and one of the issues is the custody of a minor child, the court, as to the issue of custody, shall order a separate trial. The separate trial shall be given preference over other civil cases, except matters to which special precedence may be given by law, for assigning a trial date.
(Stats.1992, c. 162 (A.B.2650), § 10, operative Jan. 1, 1994. Amended by Stats.1993, c. 219 (A.B.1500), § 116.14.)