Author Archives: Hollis K. Lundquist

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About Hollis K. Lundquist

Holly Lundquist has spent the past 30+ years helping families navigate the challenges of divorce. For the past ten years, her primary focus has been Collaborative Practice which provides transitioning families a safe place in which to have the often-difficult conversations regarding their children, finances and future relationship. Learn more about her practice at

October 15, 2015

What is an annulment?

Categories: Divorce

An annulment is a legal process to end a marriage. An annulment is different from a divorce, however. An annulment treats the marriage as if it never took place. In Minnesota, a marriage may be annulled under any of the Continue reading…

October 9, 2015

What is a legal separation?

A lot of confusion exists about the terms “separation” and “legal separation” under Minnesota law. While both refer to a change in marital status, they have distinct meanings, processes, and consequences. “Separation” means only that you are living in different Continue reading…

December 9, 2014

The Power of Acceptance in Divorce

I find that what my clients want most is to return to a happy, peaceful life. Divorce is a place of upheaval with many unknowns. Will my kids be okay? Where will I live? Will I be able to make Continue reading…

October 29, 2014

4 Common Divorce Mistakes

1. Forcing Your Kids to Take Sides The last thing a parent wants to do during a divorce is to cause more pain for the children. Divorce is a painful time during which many negative emotions can arise, including anger, fear, Continue reading…

September 15, 2014

The Collaborative Approach to Child Support

How to provide financially for children after divorce has been a much-discussed topic for decades. Courts have traditionally used child support guidelines established by state government to calculate a monthly payment from one parent to the other. The Minnesota guideline Continue reading…

August 21, 2014

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Me?

The Collaborative divorce process is one of many ways to divorce. It’s not for everyone. So how do you know whether it is right for you and your spouse or partner? Here are a few questions to help you decide: Continue reading…

July 10, 2014

Finding Love in Your Divorce

I recently attended a symposium about divorce entitled, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” At first glance you might wonder whether we had anything to talk about. What do love and divorce have in common? Isn’t divorce the result Continue reading…

June 24, 2014

Books for Kids About Divorce

Divorce can be scary for kids. They may feel alone. They may feel responsible. They may feel sad. Parents may find it difficult to initiate conversations about the changes going on in the family. Very young children may be fearful Continue reading…

May 9, 2014

3 Ways to Deal With Stress During a Divorce

Categories: DivorceMental HealthSeparation

Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events. In fact, research shows that ending a marriage is second only to the death of a spouse as a predictor of illness. So in order to stay healthy, it makes sense to Continue reading…

May 5, 2014

Conscious Uncoupling

  When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently announced their breakup as “consciousuncoupling”, they created quite a buzz. Comments both positive and negative streamed forth into the media. While many applauded the honesty and civility of the couple’s joint post, Continue reading…