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and what happens if we are not there?
how are we served with the petition if we don't have an attorney there and he could get paternity without a DNA test?
Even if I am not sure if he is the father?
I am not a US citizen, what if I turn in my green card to prove different residence?
ok but they have to serve me first right? I am worried he will open a case and i never find out.
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