JuCR 5.3: SCHEDULING OF FACT-FINDING HEARING

When a proper petition has been filed, pursuant to RCW 13.32A.160 the court shall schedule a fact-finding hearing upon the question of out-of-home placement. For a child who resides in a place other than his or her parent's home and other than an out- of-home placement as defined in RCW 13.32A.030, a hearing shall be held within 5 calendar days unless the last calendar day is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, in which case the hearing shall be held on the preceding judicial day. For a child living at home or in an out-of-home placement, a hearing shall be held within 10 days.