The purpose of this article is to research the problem of the Korean dispersed families academically. While their problems are direct results of the Korean War and the division of the peninsula, they also can be considered as a part of the global diaspora that began in 16th century. Although the topic of Korean dispersed families has been studied from a cultural point of view, it has not been studied by an academic approach. This article tries to categorize the kinds of the dispersed families not by the standard of the results of individual migrant action, but by the level of the division-structure of the Korean Peninsula. So this article is composed as follows. First of all, I examined the realities and problems concerning the 16 occasions of exchange visits of the dispersed families so that I could research the issues around them. After I tried to define the concept of the dispersed families because a lot of findings on this theme had no the definition of the families, I classified and explained five categories by the definition. And as I checked out the results of the government-level exchanges since June 15, 2000, which were held on 16 occasions, I found out the fruits and the urgent problems. Lastly, I proposed the ways to solve out the problems around the dispersed families.