No major rulings have happened yet mostly continuances but the judge and opposing counsel had a very strange non-verbal exchange. I had provided quite a bit of proof and the opposing counsel provided none. The next thing I now after the non-verbal exchange everything is held up and continued. It felt very fishy.
Transferring a case from one county to another because of a fishy feeling isn't substantial enough to actually have that approved and happen. Transfers are usually granted if the case was filed in the wrong venue; if you as the defendant live in another county you can Motion for a transfer. BUT a transfer is waived if you did not motion or object to in the first court appearance.
Transfer of a case from one county to another requires far more than a fishy feeling. It appears you do not have the benefit of legal representation and that may be part of your problem. Please consult with several attorneys and hire the one you like best as soon as possible. In the long run, you will be far better off. If there is a basis to substitute the judge for cause, your attorney will know how to handle this without transferring the case out of county.
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Court can be hard to understand, so a lawyer can help. You haven't mentioned any grounds that would enable you to transfer the case from one county to another. In my experience, when clients worry about "fishy" feelings they are wasting their time; it is often better to focus on moving the case forward.
There are many factors the court will consider in determining whether or not to transfer venue. It depends heavily on where the parties live, where the children live (if any), and where the evidence will be. You should start consulting lawyers whether the case is in dupage or cook.
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