Finding the perfect parenting plan after divorce can be daunting, even when you have agreed to co-parent and work things out amicably. While you may both have a common goal — to raise happy and healthy children — it can be challenging to decide how to share parental duties and responsibilities when you’re no longer a couple. In reality, no single parenting plan works out for everyone. Every situation is different, and the unique circumstances of your situation matter when crafting an ideal parenting plan. That said, some general principles can guide your decision-making when deciding how to co-parent effectively.