The S.C. Supreme Court has published forms and instructions for self-represented litigants. Check those instructions, particularly on page 7 where it deals with potential responses of the defendant, and see if they answer your question?
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It is most important that her response is recieved by the court, if you did not recieve your copy you may move to strike her answer, but most judges will view that as a technical issue and give you a copy when you are in court and if necessary enlarge the time within which for you to respond if necessary. However, if she has failed to answer or otherwise defend you may be able to take affirmative action- in doing so, I strongly recommend you secure local counsel. good luck and I hope that things work out for you, take care.
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