I am very sorry to hear this especially during the recent events.
The court does provide papers to file a response -
please see here
One has 20 days to file the answer.
It is best to hire an attorney to review the documents and ensure they accomplish what is desired; or at minimum to review them for accuracy.
An attorney is not required to file- a person without an attorney is called "self represented". That link above explains the term and what needs to be done.
If one wishes to counter (request relief for example not requested in the petition) then a counter petition is required and that requires more complex paperwork than the proforma documents since it needs to be customized to coincide with one's requests.
There is not yet a definitive extension of time though please see page 5 here -
where the court will decide "ad hoc" if an extension should be permitted (otherwise the auto extension is only valid for the dates specified above and required the papers to be due on those dates).
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