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Art. 678.  Disposition hearing; time

A.  Prior to entering a judgment of disposition, the court shall conduct a disposition hearing.

B.  The disposition hearing may be conducted immediately after the adjudication and shall be conducted within thirty days after the adjudication.

C.  Upon a showing of good cause and notice to the opposing party, the court may grant, deny, or restrict a requested continuance of the proceeding in accordance with the best interests of the child.  If a continuance is granted, the court shall issue a written order identifying the mover and reciting the particular facts justifying the continuance.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 449, §1, eff. July 1, 1999.

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