Rule 28. Scheduling of minors' cases.

(a) Proceedings concerning alleged violations of law shall be scheduled and conducted separately for each minor except as provided hereafter.

(b) Where more than one minor is involved in the same law violation or criminal episode, and all such minors are apprehended and charged at or about the same time, proceedings may be consolidated and heard together before the same judge. However, if any party objects to consolidation on the record or in writing, remaining proceedings shall be heard separately as to the objecting minor. The court may, for good cause shown, order that any such separate hearings be held with respect to disposition whether requested or not.

(c) Proceedings with respect to minors in the same family or household, even when they do not involve allegations of the same law violations or criminal episode, may be consolidated unless objected to by any party. In that event, the court shall schedule separate hearings to protect the interest of the objecting party as appears appropriate.

(d) Where a minor is named in a petition which alleges violations of the law and in a separate petition alleging other grounds for jurisdiction, such as dependency or neglect, the petitions may be consolidated.