I live in the State of Michigan.
My ex said he plans on filing a small claim suite against me. There was apparently an audit on our past taxes from when we were married. I was unfortunately not involved in this audit. I have requested all documents form him for which he refuses to supply to me. He is telling me he did tell me about the audit and gave me pertinent document which is all untrue. The only document provided to me was copy of the receipt and bill from Michigan Department of Treasury for when he made the payment. I have now written to the Treasury office asking them for all documents pertinent to this. I have made sure to send him copies of everything and I have documented all communication with him.
He live about 6 hours (Delta County) from me and says he was told he could file his claim where he lives. I was told you need to file the claim in the county where it happened or where the defendant lives. I am living where we lived when these taxes were filed - Ingham County. He needs to file down here. I called our District Court and she told me that if he did file up there that I need to file a motion for a change of venue.
Now my question:
1. Shouldn't the District Court up there be able to see he is filing in the wrong county
2. If he does file it up there and I end up having to file a Motion to Change Venue - do I have to file this motion up at the District Court he filed his small claims case or can I file it at the District Court down here in Ingham County?