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Margarete Brakhage

Family Attorney at Murrieta, CA

4.5   13 reviews

About Margarete

Learn Margarete’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Legal Separation, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence

    12 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Theft, Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Violation of Probation, DUI with Injury, Evading Police, Elder Abuse,

    12 years

  3. Estate planning
    3%
    Small Estate Planning.

    12 years

  4. Personal injury
    2%
    Car Accidents.

    12 years

I have resided in Riverside County since 1997.  I practice in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County.   I will also accept on occassion cases from Orange County, and Los Angeles County.

 

If you are going through a divorce, custody battel, have a CPS case, or have been charged with a crime, call and schedule an appointment.  Our office willh help you get through these difficult times with sound advice and optiions in your particular case.  

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Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2021
Updated 10/23/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Margarete

Margie Brakhage, Attorney at Law
41700 Ivy Street, Suite A
Murrieta, CA, 92562

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Bryan | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded all my needs!
Margie was wonderful helping me with my child custody case. She was able to help me resolve my case without having to go to the lengthy court process. She even helped me with other matters. I would highly recommend her for your legal needs as she always went out of her way to help me.
Posted by Rafael | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
MargieBrakhage represents me she is very professional show a great knowledge, I find no issues at all I am very grateful
Posted by pamelav | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous attorney
Margie helped us out tremendously with a very messy and on going custody dispute. She is genuine and will tell you the truth-not just what you want to hear. highly recommend
Posted by Gustavo | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful to have her as my attorney
I’m thankful I went with her as my attorney as I had 3 other consultations with different attorneys and Margie was the only one who made me feel confident that I was choosing the rite attorney rite off the bat. She helped me get full custody of my two boys and couldn’t thank her enough. She always returned my calls and answered all my questions no matter how many times I called or how many questions I had and let me tell you I called a lot and had a lot of questions lol I’m sure I was too much at times but she was more than happy to call me back and answer my questions and I am more than grateful for that. She helped me in every step of my case and every situation that came along. I also want to thank the girl who works in her office Amanda for every thing she did for me as well. All in all I am very satisfied and would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Ivana | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
Margie is an amazing, knowledgeable, level-headed, effective and affordable attorney. Margie helped me navigate a custody battle that had left me confused and upset after many months of going at it without representation. She is a great listener, empathetic and her whole office makes you feel comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable legal situation. Margie walked me through what to expect during custody mediation and how to best present myself and my position. Margie’s paralegals and office staff are as excellent as she is, and together we prepared concise and convincing supplemental declarations which ultimately made my ex and his attorney concede and agree to all my demands and custody guidelines without ever having to go in front of a judge. I also know that if we had had to argue our case in front of a judge I would have been more then confident in Margie’s ability to do so. I wholeheartedly recommend Margie to anyone seeking representation in a family law matter! Thank you Margie and staff for all your hard work!
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Posted by Genaro | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Amazing Attorney!!!
I am very grateful to have retained Margie as my attorney. She help me gain 50/50 custody of my two boys and prevented my ex from moving them across the country. Margie understood my plight and proved to be very knowledgeable and experienced. I was very impressed with her work ethic and her determination to win. I highly recommend Margie in any family law situation.
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Posted by Juan C Jimenez | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
I hired Margarete for a restraining order that was falsely filed on me she did excellent.I highly recommend her.
Posted by Sean | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation at it's best
Margie took over my cases and gave me confidence she could handle them professionally and quickly. I felt comfortable talking to her and she worked with my financial situation as well. In the courtroom Margie was confident, professional and explained things to me, so I always knew where I stood in the process. The end result of my cases were satisfactory. I would and have recommended Margie to other people I know dealing with the horror of divorce.
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Posted by Kurt | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney you can ask for
Margie is awseome she helped me get full custody of my two children in just one hearing in family court. If anybody needs a good attorney Margie is the one you need
Posted by Pete | March 27, 2014
Fabulous Attorney!
Margie helped me with my family law case which lasted for several years and through several previous lawyers. Once I found Margie it was a matter of a few hearings before the case was settled and I was able to maintain the custody of my girls. My divorce had been an ugly battle for years and had been very hard on my children but with an aggressive and diligent attorney I came out on top. It wasn't an easy battle but Margie kept me informed and helped me to make the right decisions for my family - even when it meant compromising for the greater good of everyone. Margie has been very beneficial to me and I am appreciative for her legal guidance.
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Posted by Cole | March 9, 2014
This is to let everyone know what a wonderful, awesome attorney Margie is.
Margie was warm, compassionate and very responsible toward my case. I was working to gain as much time with my two boys as I could. Margie made it possible for me to spent very close to 50% custody per month. I could not have been happier with the outcome of my case. She always returned my calls. She is awesome and I would be happy to recommend her services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissatisfied
I didn’t feel heard and listened to. Everything is always rushed and last minute. Communication was an issue. I didn’t feel like she was on my side. Anytime we communicated I felt anxiety because of this issue. She promised to help walk me through this process and instead I felt like satisfying opposing counsel was her priority over satisfying her client.
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Posted by Shea | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed client
I hired margie about a week prior to my custody hearing, I had gotten all of paperwork filed and turned into to her to review and make her case. I got a call from her at 9:30pm the night prior to court to discuss my case. She had 2 other case there that morning and kept scrambling back and forth between cases, I don't feel she was prepared what so ever and talked me into settling with the other side which I didn't want to do. I took my ex to court to get a few more days with my son and she got me less time with my son and I lost being able to claim him as a dependent. I'm not sure if this is standard for her but I definitely wouldn't recommend her based on my experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Owner
  • Brakhage Attorney at Law
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • Western State University, Fullerton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Park University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Civil Harassment Request
  • Denied
  • Family Law Domestic Violence
  • Request granted.
  • Domestic Violence
  • Denid

Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Margie without reservation. She is thorough and committed to her clients. We are opposing counsel on a difficult family law trial involving international business dealings and she has been a consummate professional throughout."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Brakhage is without a doubt an attorney that is competent, efficient, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and truly cares about her clients' matters. She will provide the best legal representation in the following areas of law: family law, criminal defense and immigration."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Friend
"Margie is a wonderfully talented attorney! When it comes to her practice areas (family and criminal law), she's amazing at preserving her client's rights and fighting for their best interests. She's also quite adept at consulting on the immigration consequences of accepting criminal plea deals, which makes her a versatile southern California attorney. She's an asset to any case."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Margie is a great person. She is very caring and diligent. I have known Margie for several years now and she is a pleasure to have on the other side of a case. I highly recommend her for her legal knowledge and compassion."
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Criminal defense