Applications for the removal of any civil action, suit, or proceeding, as provided
in § 8-2-29, shall be by petition setting forth the cause or reasons therefor, which petition
shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the superior court for the county where
the action, suit, or proceeding is pending, and a copy thereof served on the adverse
party, or on his or her attorney of record, within ten (10) days after the filing
of the petition; and no such petition in any civil cause shall be heard until the
expiration of five (5) days after the service of the copy, unless by agreement of
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