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I have divorced last year and the house that was the largest

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i have divorced last year and the house that was the largest asset in our life was given to my ex wife because of our 2 daughters .
now i have found out that our first daughter is not mine.
can i change the court order on divorce?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. How old are the children?

Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. How old are the children and how was this information disclosed to you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
9 and 6 years old
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i am waiting for your answer
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Apologies for the delay in responding. How did you find out about this information and has a DNA test been undertaken to confirm this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
through old friend and DNA confirm that
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for confirming. When was your ex-wife aware of this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she would not admit it but she knew that from the begining
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Legally, a final court order such as a lump sum or property transfer arising out of a divorce cannot be varied or discharged. However, if it can be proved that there was fraud, dishonesty or misrepresentation in the proceedings, disclosure of which would have led to a materially different outcome or settlement, then there will be grounds for the court to revisit the decision. What you will need to assess, and possible seek detailed legal advice upon disclosure of the documentation, is if the court would have made a materially different decision, and given that you have one young biological child with her, I am not confident that there would have been a materially different outcome.

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Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this question remains open. If you found my information provided helpful please could you rate my response positively using the stars at the top of this page as I will not be credited for my response without a positive rating.