Dear paints, unfortunately, opposing a Motion is not a form, as each matter is different. Lawyers, therefore, don't use forms, they draft responses. However, some courts do provide the structure and I'm sorry SC does'nt do so. However, here is what you can do. Use another court's structure (I'll get you one), and tailor it to your case by using your ex's motion format (but call yours OPPOSITION TO XXX's MOTION). That means, changing title, parties names, docket #, etc. court name, etc. to your case. Then, put in YOUR facts as to why you oppose. You can attach any documentation supporting your contentions.
For instance, if you go here:
DC does a great job with some form structures for pro se litigants. You can prepare in WORD or similar software. You can literally copy his front page, in terms of the caption heading.
In particular, scroll down to Oppostion to Motion. Very simple. You must make sure to follow any directions in the paperwork received on SERVING the other party with the Opposition you will be filing with the court. You should also be sure to read your local court rules of procedure on Motions. They are found in your court's law library.
I also note that the SC website notes that some forms ARE available from the clerk, so I hope that they weren't pulling your chain. But not a loss, you can do this!
You also can get your court rules here if you can't get to the libary. Look at the sections on CIVIL & FAMILY: http://www.sccourts.org/courtReg/index.cfm
Also, two weeks is plenty of time to get to a clinic, although I would definitely urge you to go on day one and not put if off. There is much at stake, and although they are not perfect, those in the legal clinic will be more familiar with your court's rules than you are and can help ensure you don't leave anything out. It may mean taking a personal day from work if they are not open on the weekends, but the price is right, so I'd be using them if they'd have me.
Good luck. You CAN do this. And, there is a rule in that family set of rules indicating that if someone doesn't answer, they can still be at the hearing and present their case. I do still recommend a good solid written opposition, however, with affidavits, attachments, etc. of any evidence supporting your position.
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