I filed for divorce pro se, listing my daughter as my husband's, but the next day, I recieved the results in the mail from DNA that she isnt his.
You are likely to create a mess that will be costly to fix if you try to handle this situation without the assistance of an experienced family-law attorney. Whatever do-it-yourself divorce forms you are using are not designed to address this type of paternity issue. If you get this wrong in your court filings it will cost more to try to fix than it would cost to hire an attorney to finish your non-contested divorce.
The situation you describe in your question is not solvable through self-help. It is no longer a simple divorce with children. It is a complex divorce with an additional paternity action required. You are going to need an experienced family law attorney to help.
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Unless your husband has already filed proper responsive pleadings, you may be better off dismissing your petition and refiling it. If the child was born during the marriage, or within nine months of the marriage, your husband may be the presumed legal father even if he is not the biological father. This is a complicated situation. You really need to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney who regularly practices in the county where you reside to discuss how best to resolve all these issues based on the particular facts of your case.
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