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Margaux Coady Soeffker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Maple Grove, MN

4.9   29 reviews

also known as Margaux, Soeffker

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Margaux

Learn Margaux’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

    16 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Includes: divorce (dissolution), custody, parenting time (visitation), temporary issues, post-decree matters, child support, custody, spousal support (alimony), modifications, complex asset division, alternative dispute resolution.

    16 years

  3. Alimony
    10%
    Spousal maintenance

    16 years

  4. Child custody
    10%
    e.g. for unmarried parents.

    16 years

  5. Uncontested divorce
    10%

    16 years

  6. Child support
    5%
    Determinations, modifications.

    16 years

  7. Domestic violence
    5%
    Orders for Protection, other family law matters with domestic abuse.

    15 years

Margaux Soeffker is a family law attorney with over sixteen years of experience in private practice including divorce, custody, child support, post-decree actions, adoption and child protection matters. She founded her own boutique family law firm in 2018.

Margaux is a recognized Super Lawyer® and was previously recognized in Minnesota as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers®.In addition to her experience as a practicing attorney, Margaux previously worked as a law clerk in Hennepin County District Court, in criminal court. She has found her clerkship experience to be invaluable as she can better relate to court administration, court staff, and being a law clerk demystified the experience of appearing in court.  By way of background, Margaux grew up in Westport, Connecticut. After attending college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Margaux moved to Minneapolis to attend Law School at the University of Minnesota in 2002, and never left. She now resides in the West Metro with her husband, children, and mini Goldendoodle. In her free time Margaux enjoys spending time with her family, networking, yoga, trying new restaurants, listening to podcasts/Audible and catching up with her "Law School Ladies.” What Margaux likes about the practice of family law is how multi-faceted her work is as it involves client interaction, collaboration with other lawyers, legal writing and research, appearing in court, participating in alternative dispute resolution sessions, and helping people through one of the most difficult events in their lives. She also finds family law stimulating because it intersects with other areas of the law and other subject matters (psychology, tax issues, financial issues, real estate matters, bankruptcy, child development, etc.) providing interaction with professionals in other fields as well. Margaux also has an appreciation for the fact that family law has moved more towards an emphasis on forms of alternative dispute resolution and settlement early on in the process rather than litigation. She believes this betters serves the parties involved. Family law cases can be emotionally-charged, high conflict and can at times involve complex financial and/or social issues. Margaux adeptly keeps her clients informed about the process and their options along the way, she is able to manage the difficult dynamics that come with family law work and does so in a professional and courteous manner. With her background and experience in family law, Margaux is knowledgeable and offers a wealth of resources for her clients. Margaux enjoys building working relationships with clients and gaining an understanding of their specific concerns and objectives.    

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Location

Margaux C. Soeffker, LLC
11210 86th Avenue N.
Maple Grove, MN, 55369

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jennifer | October 13, 2021
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Best decision ever!
My sister, who is an attorney in another state, researched divorce lawyers in MN to help me move forward with this painful process -- Margaux and Lisa were her top choice for a lot of reasons, and I've been so grateful to have them in my corner! They work great as a team, and I always felt like a priority even though my case was surely not the biggest or most complicated. What I especially appreciated was Margaux' combination of experience, calm, toughness, and sense of humor, all of which drained my stress every time we communicated. The process went much better than I expected because I listened to them, and my ex and I are able to move forward now and in focus on the kids and being happy in our own lives. A million thanks!
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Posted by Cory | October 12, 2021
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You will not be disappointed
Margaux is very knowledgeable, responsive and I can not recommend her and her staff enough. I had a very complicated situation due to a contentious ex and I was living out of state. Margaux was able to navigate to the best resolution possible. She is very knowledgeable in related case law and statues that are relevant and wins points when recalling details of the cases to use. Margaux was always reachable, even during emergency situations that came up during "off duty" time. I was impressed with her passion, dedicated and professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Highly recommend
Margaux made me feel comfortable from the second I met her. She spent a lot of time reviewing my case. She fought for the safety and well-being of me and my children. I felt safe, protected, and informed throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Margaux Soeffker.
Posted by Diane | February 18, 2021
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Diane
Margaux was able to help me navigate a very difficult divorce to completion. As someone who never been thru a divorce before Margaux was very patient with me and explained in detail the various steps that we needed to take. Margaux is very personable and easy to work with along with her staff. I would very much recommended Margaux and her staff.
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Posted by Melissa | February 18, 2021
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Highly recommend
I switched lawyers after a bad experience. Margaux was so much more thorough and customer focused. She always follows up right away and gives options on paths forward. I only wish I had started with her sooner! 1000% recommend.
Posted by Shawn | August 3, 2020
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Excellent lawyer
Margaux represented me during a very complicated divorce involving my eight children. She is not only an amazing lawyer, but an amazing human being, as well. She is competent, diligent, always kept me up to speed during the whole process, and she went above and beyond in every area. I truly felt like someone was fighting for me. Today I am successfully divorced and have sole custody of my children. Thank you Margaux! I will NEVER forget what you did for me and my kids!
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Posted by Lori | July 28, 2020
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Look no further!!!
I cannot say enough good things about Margaux!! She is very down to earth. She listens and pays attention to details. She is thorough and is very knowledgeable. Margaux took on my complicated divorce that had dragged on for years and got it done! I will forever be grateful that I took the leap and fired my much more expensive, arrogant, been in “the business” too long attorney and hired Margaux!!!
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Posted by Lacey | July 24, 2019
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Highly recommend
The divorce process is highly stressful, overwhelming, and emotionally taxing and honestly I didn't even know where to begin. After extensive research of divorce attorney's, it was without question that I wanted Margaux to represent me. Her understanding of the divorce process is spectacular and I felt cared for and taken care of the whole way through. I appreciate her understanding the emotion that comes with this as well as the importance of putting children first. She was quick to respond to questions and supportive of my needs. I truly appreciate the work that Margaux did and the support that she provided overall. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Jim | August 17, 2018
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Responsive and delivered results, highly recommended
Margaux did an outstanding job from start to finish. I made it clear I wasn't interested in paying spousal maintenance, and Margaux delivered on that. Margaux was very responsive and pro-active throughout, and was extremely knowledgeable regarding the process and different case law specific to my situation. Margaux and her team stepped up and did a lot of the heavy lifting in drafting the documents when my ex-wife's attorney turned out to be less reliable than expected. Margaux, thank you for your attention to detail and assistance with my case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2018
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Responsive, thorough, tenacious
As a survivor of domestic abuse, my safety & welfare and that of my children was front and center. Margaux took care to inform me of what to expect every step of the way. From a contested order for protection or OFP (which spanned over four months, saw half a dozen continuances and a judge's recusal), to dissolution - including dividing marital property, child custody & support, spousal maintenance - Margaux was a tenacious advocate every step of the way. Margaux knew the law at every turn, was fierce yet respectful in the courtroom, and very direct yet gentle with me. Most importantly, I couldn't be happier with my results. I have sole physical and sole legal custody of my children, received a substantial spousal maintenance buyout, and despite my (now) ex's attempts to hide financial assets, am receiving child support in accordance with my ex's true income. I cannot recommend Margaux enough.
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Posted by Corey | May 17, 2017
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I recommend Margaux without reservation
Margaux has extensive knowledge of the law, kept me informed of my options along the way, and was always well prepared to represent me in order to achieve the best possible outcome. She was poised and professional and always on her "A" game. I would recommend Margaux without reservation!
Posted by Dennis | October 22, 2016
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Margaux excels at what she does
Margaux not only drove the process, but did an excellent job of keeping me in the know. Margaux was a professional at all times. She listened and understood what outcome I wanted and worked diligently to get us there. At the end of the process, my ex-wife made the comment she was very impressed with Margaux and wished Margaux had been her attorney. I think that alone sums up what Margaux brings to her clients.
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Posted by Allison | October 17, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Margaux did an excellent job advocating on my behalf throughout the entire divorce process. Margaux and her staff were extremely prompt in returning emails and phone calls, knowledgeable on all areas of family law that I brought to her attention or asked questions about and best of all she was very thorough and honest. Divorces are obviously very emotional for the parties involved and Margaux did a great job of reminding me of the facts/law and I was able to make educated decisions based on her unbiased input and evaluation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2016
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Made the process easy
Margaux, made the divorce process easy. She is an excellent communicator and kept me in the loop along the way. She is also very responsive to questions and explaining legal terms in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommend Margaux to represent anyone getting divorced with children.
Posted by Miranda | July 6, 2016
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Words can't express
When I contacted Margaux, I wasn't sure how to handleave the situation with my ex. He had never been a part of my now 10yr old daughter's life, and all of a sudden wanted a relationship. When I told him no, I then seeked out legal advice through her office. We decided to move forward with a step parent adoption, for my husband to make her legally his daughter. She took us through every step, and explained so well how and why each step had to be taken. Without her help, we wouldn't have known how to move forward. Now, because of her and her staff, we won't ever have to worry about my ex coming around. That in itself deserves more thanks than we can ever express in words.
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Posted by Rick Pankow | October 12, 2015
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Recommendation for Margaux Soeffker
Margaux was very responsive, knowledgeable and professional in all of the work performed on my behalf for my divorce process. Of course, those are some fundamental things we expect from our attorney, and she delivered. The added value that Margaux brought to my process was a professional assertiveness. Toward the end of my divorce process, this assertiveness on my behalf provided for a more favorable outcome!
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Posted by Caleb | August 31, 2015
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Marriage Dissolution
I wanted two things from the outcome of my divorce. First, was to have 50-50 legal and physical custody. Second, I didn't want to pay large amounts of Child Support for the long term future. Margaux got me both.
Posted by Ted | July 7, 2015
Professional and prepared - with excellence in execution
I have the highest recommendation for Margaux as she helped me navigate the legal process for my recent divorce. She was able to provide expert guidance that allowed a reasonable fair conclusion to be reached quickly in the process. Clearly knowledgeable in the divorce process, she provided some helpful insight that I never thought of during the proceedings.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2014
Excellent Experience
Margaux made a difficult process and experience easy to follow and understand. She kept me informed of progress and really listened to what was important to me. I would absolutely recommend Margaux to anyone in need of legal services
Posted by Elaine | November 7, 2014
My Experience
I was referred to Margaux to handle my divorce case. This was a first time experience for me and I had many questions as I tried to understand the upcoming process. It was an emotional time for me after a 40+ year marriage and I really appreciated her patience and professionalism. Margaux was very thorough with her explanations of what would transpire. She responded promptly whenever I had a question and also came up with creative solutions for difficult situations.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Margaux C. Soeffker, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Terzich & Ort, LLP
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Senior Associate
  • Tressler Law, LLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Walling, Berg & Debele, PA
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • William & Mary Law School
  • Summer Program
  • 2003
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Welfare of T.L.C.
  • Termination was affirmed on appeal.

Associations

  • MN Early Neutral Evaluators
  • Trained Social & Financial ENE provider
  • 2018 - Present
  • MN State Court Administrator's neutral roster
  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cooperative Practice Network
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family Court Enhancement Project
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tubman-Chrysalis
  • Pro Bono Safety Project volunteer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota Family Law League
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Assembly Representative (2013-2017) & Bar Assoc. Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rediscovering U
  • Sponsor
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Johns Hopkins Reunion Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Class of 2005 Reunion Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Cooperative Practice Network
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Sushi Society
  • Networking
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Christ Memorial Lutheran Church
  • Treasurer of Church Council
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Scleroderma Foundation
  • Board Member, MN Chapter
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Children's Law Center
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Big Sister
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Johns Hopkins Alumni Association
  • Interview prospective students
  • 2002 - 2016
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors
  • 1998 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Women Attorneys in MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Women Attorneys in MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Women Attorneys in MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • NADC Fellow, Nation's top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 (MN)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Women Attorneys in MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Women Attorneys in MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Women Attorneys MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Women Attorneys in MN
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • In Depth Exploration of Financial Issues in Family Law- Child Support
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Soeffker is a bright, hard-working, and dedicated attorney who's not afraid to advocate zealously on behalf of her client's. I would highly recommend her for any family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Margaux Coady Soeffker as a lawyer that deeply cares for her clients and gets the results that they deserve. Go Margaux!"
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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