This chapter discusses a co-parenting partnership between committed couples who share children. Disentangled from the marriage partnership, the co-parenting partnership provides a conceptual basis for income sharing between divorced parents of minor children and a solution to the vexing problem of the disparate costs of post-divorce caregiving. It argues that family law must expand its understanding of commitment to include both intimate and co-parenting partnerships, and refine its vision of divorce as a tool for ending some but not all commitments between married parents. Disentangled from the marital commitment, the co-parenting commitment provides a compelling basis for new default rules that recognize divorced parents' joint liability for the full costs of parenting shared children.
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