The answer is yes – child support needs to be resolved. You can have it in the settlement agreement that where there’s a family court case pending, child support will be resolved in the pending case (thus, you will not be resolving it in the divorce case itself, but in family court). Or you have to have a provision that says the parents are aware of what the guidelines are now, but they’re agreeing to either defer child support now for some specific reason stated in the agreement (and approved by the court), or they set an amount. But one of those scenarios needs to be in the divorce settlement or else it is not going to be approved by the divorce judge. Nevertheless, in most cases the amount of child support is stated within the divorce judgment.
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