I would be happy to try to clarify.
Sorry if I'm confusing and appreciate your patience. :) So, is FW's lawyer supposed to file a transfer of venue BEFORE filing motions in this other county since the case is still open in originating county?
Yes, he is. He has to seek a transfer first because by filing motions in the other venue, it is arguable that by doing so he has already submitted himself to that court's jurisdiction and is no longer able to seek a change of venue at this time.
I have heard that you can file supplement petitions in other venues/counties, but not motions, is this true? If so, can you direct me to where the law states this so I may present? I have looked under 'venue' in the statutes, and to my understanding, this issue is not addressed, unless I'm not reading it right.
My apologies but I do not have access to Florida rules of civil procedure, which is likely where these concerns would be addressed.
I'm stuck on this venue thing cause I'm a full-time student going through an intensive certification program and I can't miss any days or I could be taken out of the program, and lose money. Traveling 4 hours each way would require me to miss school...that's why I'm trying to keep it here.
I can understand that---point to the fact that other motions were filed locally and that waives the other party's abilty to seek a change.
I do not agree with what's in these other motions. So what you're saying is that I should respond? But, if I respond, wouldn't that then move the case there for sure? Wouldn't my motion to dismiss for improper venue apply to subsequent motions filed...or are they all treated separate?
No, it would not, you can respond via 'special appearance' and make it clear in your response that you are not waiving your objections to venue and are simply responding to the specific concerns only that are brought up in those motions.
Hope that helps.