Do I have to


#1

Child custody/visitation, child support, divorce and ED are all separate issues to the court. They can be lumped together in one agreement, but if you are filing for divorce it is simply for divorce from your spouse. I think that it states the children for the purpose of record but there is nothing about custody or support involved in the actual divorce.
If you are filing for custody then it would be a different hearing and can be done at any time, even years down the road. Child support is handled as a separate matter from custody though one does affect the other.


#2

No, you do not have to do anything regarding the children when you file for divorce. You do need to include their names and birthdates on the complaint.

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#3

When I file for divorce after my one year and one day, do I have to include anything to do with the children? I know that I would use the form that lists the children, but do I have to also try and file for custody and visitation at the same time, or can we divorce and not have that information included? We have child support through CSE, so does that have to be incorporated into the divorce? I’m so confused as to what to do now. We do not have a separation agreement.