Rule 5.128 Change of Venue

(A) Reasons for Change. On petition by an interested person or on the court's own initiative, the venue of a proceeding may be changed to another county by court order for the convenience of the parties and witnesses, for convenience of the attorneys, or if an impartial trial cannot be had in the county where the action is pending.

(B) Procedure. If venue is changed

(1) the court must send to the transferee court, without charge, copies of necessary documents on file as requested by the parties or the transferee court and the original of an unadmitted will or a certified copy of an admitted will; and

(2) except as provided in MCR 5.208(A) or unless the court directs otherwise, notices required to be published must be published in the county to which venue was changed.