When couples divorce and have minor children, they still have the responsibility of co- parenting.  There are many ways to carry out those roles  and they are addressed in the Parenting Plan, which becomes part of the Divorce Contract.  The Parenting Plan, as I prepare it, addresses non-financial aspects of co-parenting which  keeps the children and financial issues separate so parents can focus on what’s really best for their children.   Being a child and adolescent therapist, I have specific expertise in children’s developmental phases and how they relate to the divorce situation which can inform parents as they make arrangements for how the family will function in two homes.   It’s useful for a Parenting Plan to be specific in case of disagreement.  then you can just refer to the Parenting Plan.  If you are both in agreement with something that is different in the Plan, then you are free to do as you both please.