1. An interdivisional case transfer involves moving a case from one division to another. When an interdivisional case transfer occurs, the case shall be entered on the docket of the receiving division and assigned to a judge as if it had been initially filed in the receiving division. The Registry in which the matter was initially filed (the initial division) shall deliver all related papers to the receiving division for docketing in the receiving division. An interdivisional case transfer may occur if venue is improper.
2. An interdivisional case assignment involves having a case being heard in a division other than the division in which the case was filed. An interdivisional case assignment may occur if:
(a) there is a hardship or inconvenience to at least one of the parties;
(b) there are multiple pending proceedings concerning the same, or closely related, issues in more than one division (these may include matters concerning the same estate, protected person, ward, trust, or relief sought);
(c) an employee of the division, or a relative of an employee of the division, where the case was filed is involved in the case;
(d) all judges in a division have recused themselves from a case;
(e) an emergency arises and there is not a judge available to hear the case; and
(f) a situation not listed above arises and the Administrative Office determines, on a case-by-case basis, that an interdivisional case assignment is necessary.
3. Deliver means the Registry doing any of the following:
(a) scanning and emailing all related papers to the appropriate division/judge;
(b) hand delivering all related papers to the appropriate division/judge; and
(c) transmitting all related papers as required by any other means that results in the appropriate division/judge receiving all related papers.
4. Initial Division means the division in which a case is originally filed.
5. Receiving Division means the division to which a case is transferred or assigned.