Best Resources for Divorced Parents and Separated Families

I am so happy to put up this post.  I wrote it with my interns who have also gone through divorce.  I have written a few articles for my divorced parent readers:

4 Everyday Tips From A Child of Divorce

6 Unique Strategies for Divorced Families

Now I cannot wait to get this resource out there!

Best Blogs for Divorced Parents

Divorced Websites for Parents

Divorced Websites for Parents

Child Centered Divorce Rosalind Sedacca is very active in educating parents about divorce. Her website, “Child-Centered Divorce,” helps parents minimize the emotional trauma for children whose parents are going through a divorce.

Divorce@Suite101 Lots of great resources here with celebrity contributors!

Attachment Parenting Blog Great Dad perspective with three children, 11, 8 and 4, which is a discussion venue for topics relating to single parenting, divorce, fatherhood.

Gabriel Cheong Law “This blog is really great, videos, interesting articles and I am sure very helpful legal advice for sticky situations divorced families get into.” -Nick, 19

Single Parent Survival Guide this is a great blog by Cliff Carlton, posts are spread about, but really useful!

Divorced at 50: What is life like after a 32 year relationship? This blogger spills all.

Judith’s Divorce Blog Reflections on divorce, separation and associated topics by Judith Middleton, who is qualified as a solicitor and an accredited family law specialist. Interesting perspective on this topic!

Dad’s House: “A single dad’s exploits–great music taste and he talks about all aspects of life.” -Mary

Divorce Diva A humorous and sweet perspective to a difficult situation–thank goodness.

Your Child – Your Divorce: Great articles and resources about kids and family going through divorce.

Women’s Divorce Blog “Wow, a lot of really hard hitting articles and topics that are very well organized, a little bit like reading a book in pieces–good.” -Mary, 14.

Glenn Sacks “His stance is tough, but he seems to have a lot of different kinds of columns and resources about divorce!” – Nick, 19.
Darn Divorce “This is so funny, great comments and posts!   I like her honesty.”  -Marci, 17
Life After Divorce: New Horizons: “I like how there are really positive and uplifting articles on this blog!” -Marci

Lifestyle of a Divorced Single Mom:
This is a cute blog with lots of great stories.


Fathers For Life “Fatherlessness is the absence of their fathers in children’s lives. It is a large and serious social problem.”

Step by Step: This blog is run by 5 moms who share their stories.

The Divorce Blog This is really divorce professionals like lawyers educating consumers and parents.  Their homepage also has a lot of great resources.

Children and Divorce: Learn about children’s rights and what they best need from divorced parents.

Best Podcasts for Divorced Parents

Divorced Connections Talk They say it best: “Guidance and Solutions from a Team of Legal, Emotional and Financial Experts. Hosted by members of Divorce Connections. “Helping You Put Your World Back Together” and “Changing the Way People Go Through the Divorce Process”.”

Divorce 101 Show “Carolyn’s advice I think is good, I like that she is comforting and honest about her

experiences” -Mary, 14.  Carolyn has a ton of resources on her website and blog!

Divorced Dad Minute “Thank goodness something quick! I think men will really like this because they are really quick one minute helpful tips!” -Nick, 19

NC Divorce Talk Radio “Even though it is from North Carolina (my hometown) I think that many divorced

families would find this show helpful.” -Sue, 16

Divorce Resources: Radio Sandy Springs Margot Swan is a great educator on divorced resources and this page has a few of their shows on divorce topics.

Divorcing Daze This is one of my favorites, I have done a show with Laurie and Laurie–hilarious and helpful!

Tales of a Single Parent “Oh this is cute, my mom is a single parent and she said she loved this show.”

-Mary, 14

Best Books for Divorced Parents

How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce by Elissa P Benedek and Catherine F. Brown “This book was really well organized and I liked a lot of the take-home tips and end of chapter summaries.” -Marci, 17

Surviving an Affair by Willard Harley “Awesome book on surviving an affair” -reader submitted

Divorce Common Sense Handbook 180+ Things to Do and 8+ Things Not to Do Before Your Divorce by Judy Colbert “I tend to like list books, and this one seems like a really straightforward and helpful guide.” -Nick, 19.

How to Parent with Your Ex by Brette McWhorter Sember “This unique flip book (one side for each parent) offers down to earth, practical solutions to help parents find a way to work together for the good of their child.”

Mom’s House, Dad’s House by Isolina Ricci “I like Ricci’s age appropriate advice, because I think we all have different needs.  Like, I had different problems than my younger brother.” -Sue, 16

How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children — with Love! by Rosalind Sedacca Rosalind does a great job in this book for parents with children of all ages.  Her sweet stories and advice are really great.

Still a Family: A Guide to Good Parenting Through Divorce by Lisa Rene Reynolds Due out on Paperback – Feb 19, 2009 I got to read an advanced copy and liked it a lot!

Best Websites for Divorced Parents

IHeartSingleParents is a social networking site by and for single parents. It offers practical and moral support through its forums, discussion groups, instant messaging and regionally based live events.

Divorce Support Plus “Lots of different articles organized for parents with

kids of all ages”-Maria, 16.

First Wives World Mostly for single moms and women who have gone through divorce, recenly launched a great social network that seems like it would be a great outlet.

Singular City “This is just Los Angeles based single adults and parents, but they seem to have some great forums and articles”  -Nick, 19

Divorce 360 2 readers submitted Divorce 360 to me and when I checked it out I was overwhelmed by the

amount of resources and advice.

Divorce Care (reader submitted) “This is a phenomenal system to assist those going through or contemplating a divorce.”

National Association of Divorce for Women and Children Love their mission: “To empower women during and after divorce to regain their confidence, build self-esteem and create a foundation of life skills to enhance and improve the quality of life for themselves and their children”

Tools for Divorced Parents

YES & Company has programs and seminars about relationships and interacting with people.  I have heard that they help divorced families transform hurt and pain into

learning experiences and growth.

OurFamilyWizard helps to facilitate scheduling and other issues between divorced spouses in order to make their lives easier when coordinating for the family and children.

AirSet Also lets users coordinate schedules, share files, send mass text messages, store files in a shared folder (no more sending attachments back and forth), and sync with Outlook and Palm…wish I had this when I was moving houses!
Divorcenet This is a huge resource for state-specific articles, an online community and a nationwide directory of divorce lawyers, mediators and financial professionals–very helpful!

SingelRingen I love this idea, it is a ring for men and women: “We should stand up for what we are – we are always more attractive to others when we are comfortable being single. Dare to be a proud single!” QuickTips Lots of regional links for lawyers and tips.

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17 Responses to “Best Resources for Divorced Parents and Separated Families”

  1. Steve Grissom
    October 20, 2008 at 9:36 am #

    Great blog post!

    Consider adding DivorceCare for Kids (see URL above).


    Steve Grissom

  2. Vic
    October 20, 2008 at 6:23 pm #

    Wow. What a great list of sites. Thank you so much for including me. I’d count myself among the grandmas!


  3. dadshouse
    October 20, 2008 at 9:34 pm #

    Thanks for including Dad’s House!

    Your readers might be interested in the Facebook Single Parents Connection Group – a nice resource that points back out into the blogosphere.

  4. Carolyn Ellis
    October 21, 2008 at 11:42 am #

    This is a great compilation of resources and I’m delighted to have my podcast, The Divorce 101 Show, included. Thanks for the reference to my site and blog too! I’ll be sure to pass along this information to my subscribers.

    Many thanks to Vanessa and her teen reviewers to put this helpful information out there!

    Carolyn Ellis
    Author, The 7 Pitfalls of Single Parenting: What to Avoid to Help Your Children Thrive after Divorce

  5. Vanessa
    October 21, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    thanks to all of you for helping other divorced families out there! and Thanks for reading


  6. Jeff
    October 28, 2008 at 11:51 am #

    The PC game Earthquake in Zipland should be added to that list as a recommended resource for children of divorce. Ive seen how it helped my nephew deal with his parents separation and he seemed to really like it.

  7. Vanessa Van Petten
    October 28, 2008 at 11:55 am #

    cool! I will check it out


  8. Isolina Ricci
    October 31, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    Great resources! Thanks for including Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two. There are lots of things in the book that kids can do to help themselves AND develop great life skills too. Also check out and see what you think about” 13 Things Kids Want Parents to Know”.

  9. Judith Middleton
    November 24, 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    Thanks for the reference to my blog Vanessa. This is such a good resource, I have created a link directly to it.

  10. Tonya Smith
    December 14, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    I found your article very helpful. It is pretty hard going through a divorce with young kids. I did find find a class for divorcing parents that helps you with co-parenting. It is call Parents’ Turn. I found it on this web site

  11. Jai Kissoon
    March 3, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    In these tough economic times it can be tough for any family to get by, but for a family going through a divorce it can seem to be impossible. Attorney bills, court fees, evaluations can all add up pretty fast even if you get along with your former spouse. But, what if you and your ex don’t get along? Your divorce could become very expensive due to disagreements, miss communications, mistakes and confusion. There is a tool out there that may be able to help you, your child or children and even your ex.

    It is called the OurFamilyWizard website and it provides parents with the tools they need to share information and schedules, keep records and make plans without always having to involve the legal system. The best part is, if a disagreement does arise that cannot be solved through the site, you can get your family law professionals to assist you directly through the site. All of the pages are printable. The pages have been specially designed to contain the documentation you need for returning to court.

    The records kept on the site are so good that courts in over 30 states are ordering families to use the site in contested cases. The site has been proven over the last 8 years to dramatically limit the “he said/she said” issues that keep families returning to court.

    If you don’t have money to waste in the legal system fighting with your ex, then you need to make an investment in your family’s future. At only $99 a year per parent, the use of the site for a year for the whole family is cheaper than an hour of most attorney’s time.

  12. Divorce in Australia
    February 6, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    Hi, thanks for all the online resources about Divorce. For your readers who are not American, I’ve found a good resource about Divorce in Australia which has information on the different legal processes and some more resources specific to Australian divorce.

  13. DivorceDating UK
    October 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Thanks for writing on resources available for divorcees, these are really great.

    Thanks again

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    July 26, 2014 at 11:25 am #

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