Skip to main content

Seth David Schraier

Child custody Attorney at New York, NY

4.6   102 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Contested and uncontested, settlement agreements, collaborative divorce.

    14 years

  3. Child support
    15%

  4. Domestic violence
    15%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, stipulation of settlements.

    14 years

  6. Family
    5%
    Child support, child support modification, paternity, child custody, sole custody, joint custody, visitation, violation of family court orders.

    14 years

A TRUSTED FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU THROUGH EACH STEP OF THE WAY.

​I handle a full range of family law issues, from divorce issues like child custody, child support and paternity, and property division to prenuptial agreements and post-divorce modifications. Every case is handled with extreme care geared toward: Clear communication through every stage of the divorce process, prompt, direct responses from the divorce attorney who represents you, and efficient, cost-effective legal strategies that achieve favorable outcomes.

 

Experience that’s current and relevant


With trial skills honed prosecuting sex offenders for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, I understand the inner workings of the justice system. I know how prosecutors build a case and can counter their courtroom strategies to deliver the best possible outcome for your particular circumstances. As a certified mediator, I have a thorough understanding of negotiating tactics. My firm but collegial manner guides family law and matrimonial matters to successful resolutions.

Strong but approachable


At the Law Office of Seth D. Schraier, I know the difference between strength and bombast. I aggressively assert and defend your rights in a thoroughly professional manner that leaves the door open to mutually beneficial, creative solutions.

Reliable and accessible


When you retain an attorney, you like to feel you’re purchasing peace of mind. The Law Office of Seth D. Schraier provides dependable and ethical service. I give you an honest evaluation of your case and proceed to formulate a sound strategy for delivering your best results. I keep you apprised every step of the way by quickly returning phone calls, texts and emails. 

Place an energetic and devoted advocate on your side


For an attorney you can trust, call the Law Office of Seth D. Schraier today at e-mail me at

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

Photos and videos

Location

Law Office of Seth D. Schraier, P.C.
158-18 Riverside Drive West
Suite 2F
New York, NY, 10032

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  102 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Raphael | April 17, 2013
The Right Attorney Definitely Makes a Difference
While planning my divorce, I consulted several attorneys. Many of them had a one-size fits all approach to the process. Others were incredibly aggressive (I won't even comment on some of the things I saw in those retainers); and the vast majority failed to convey to me, the client, that each case is unique and should be approached differently. Seth, on the other hand was entirely different. I would characterize him as someone who is efficient, courteous and definitely formidable in his craft. He approached my divorce with speed, alacrity and surprising candor. All I can say is that I'm very happy with Seth's work and not surprisingly, the outcome. I recommend him highly...
Read less
Posted by Stephanie | September 21, 2011
Divorce made easy
In a difficult time in my life, Mr. Schraier handled my divorce. He fought for what I needed, and made everything very clear and easy for me to understand. I am grateful.
Posted by Efrain | July 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point!
My experience with Seth is that he is a very knowledgeable and down to earth attorney. Very responsive to say the least! Due to Seth's expertise, I had an impressively short custody battle. As a father in the family court, I had very little confidence in gaining custody. Seth reassured me that I had a strong case. Seth is an honest attorney who works hard for his clients--he was very precise and detailed in spotting out some not so obvious inconsistencies in my child support case. I’m sure that Seth will ensure the best possible outcome to any type of litigation within the family courts--with the child/children in mind as the priority. Highly recommended!
Read less
Posted by Adrienne | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help When You Need It
Can I tell Seth gave me my life back after being severely abused and surviving and getting to a safe space. Seth took over I was so afraid he handled everything he did everything in court and saved my life. I cannot thank him enough . From the beginning of our court proceedings to the end Seth took over got me all I deserved plus extra without me asking he is an expert in his field and I was amazed at how easy he made a difficult situation he is on your side I was extremely impressed he is awesome if I new how amazing he is I would probably have left my abusive situation earlier I did not no how much help is out there to help in domestic violence situations . Seth by God’s grace saved my life . If anyone is ready to turn there life around and leave your abusive situation Seth Schraier is your man !!!!
Read less
Posted by Shamara | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer.
Mr. Schraier is an amazing lawyer who helped me in my Custody/Visitation court case proceedings and I have say he did such a great job, he kept me in the loop, I was able to communicate to him about things that was happening throughout the case, We had one on one conversations about important ideas on what actions/steps I needed take to better my chances in court and he was there to give good advice. All in all I will say Mr. Schraier is a great lawyer, a really nice person and I couldn’t have ask for a better representative to help me win my case.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful !!
He helped me with my custody battle , was very informative answered all my questions and always asked my opinion first . I was very pleased and highly satisfied with his representation .
Posted by Nicole | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Visitation Case
I have worked with Seth on my case regarding violation of petition for Visitation. Everything that has occurred to my liking or not within my case was expressed by Seth to benefit me and my family. He took it and delivered the message and stood firm even when I was a bit nervous about how it would end up. He assured me that my case would be handled properly and would cease in the right light which it did. I am glad to recommend his services to anyone who is looking into him. Court is never an easy situation and can be stressful. But he has always taken the time to address my concerns which is something to be appreciated.
Read less
Posted by Cynthia | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation
Mr Schraier was my Lawyer for a personal Family matter. I was very satisfied w/the outcome. I would recommend him to be my Lawyer all over again. He is very helpful & very Profesional.
Posted by Stephanie | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Game Changer
Seth is hands down one of the most knowledgeable, professional, and empathetic attorneys that I have ever worked with. He is the best! I was involved in a fairly contentious custody case that had been going nowhere for years when I found Seth. He literally changed the entire trajectory of my case, and it was resolved successfully. I can now move forward with my life. When you are involved in these types of cases, it is very stressful, and Seth was there every step of the way, giving his expertise and encouragement. He is a game changer, and I can't recommend him enough!
Read less
Posted by Paul | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Time In Court, Best Lawyer
Attorney Seth Schraier has been an excellent attorney like I had never had before. It was my first time being in court, and with his help to represent me, he taught me important lessons on how to be a faithful client throughout the case. After more than two and a half long years in a case with him, it was still unfortunate that the other party decided to convince the Judge to dismiss the case without prejudice, but what I enjoyed out of him is that he shows me how the case we've been in is far from over. Before the dismissal, he fought with excellent organized and professional skills against the other party to make my case come to light. As the result, the Judge made her first half of her ruling on our favor, showing that the other party has no case all along, which really prompt the other party to concede. From this experience, I admire all the lessons he taught me, and from where it begins, all of his guidance became a part of me to be ready for anything in court. Thank you again Attorney Seth Schraier, you are the best!
Read less
Posted by Jenice Lyla | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!
Mr. Schraier provided so much more than legal services. He showed me compassion, patience, and understanding. When working with him, all I knew was the outcome that I wanted. Mr. Schraier took the time to answer my plethora of questions, explain my different options, and what that would mean. Mr. Schraier went beyond the extra mile, and my family will forever be thankful for the work that he did. Mr. Schraier even took the time to answer questions that I had regarding parts of Family Court that he was not representing me in. That kind of care is not often found.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
I had hired Seth as my attorney back in May 2019. I was going through a bitter custody/visitation case with my daughter’s father. Seth was there whenever I had questions and/or concerns about my case. Seth is patient, professional, diligent, trusting and honest. I wish I could give him more than five stars because he helped me got what I wanted out of my case and ended up very satisfied. Thank you Seth.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb attorney
Seth was extremely instrumental in winning my case. I would recommend him to anyone. I had a great, very professional and smart attorney who has perfectly handled my case.
Posted by Ana J | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
I had a wonderful experience with Mr Schraier and continue to do so almost a year out from our case. Our case was unfortunately extended in its time frame because of the other party but he still maintained a wonderful amount of patience and courtesy. Im a naturally anxious person and would email him at least once a day and he would always answer my emails respectfully kindly and patiently by the next morning. He has an amazing amount of knowledge and I felt well represented and safe during our case. Even now 8 months since our case that ended in my favor he still replies to my emails if I need guidance or am unaware of a topic in regards to the order of protection I was granted and always has time to answer any of my questions.
Read less
Posted by William | November 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good guy
I'm happy with the service that he provided and made sure I understood everything before making a decision. For a busy person with a busy schedule he was very reliable. I recommend them for anyone.
Posted by Gladys | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Seth was an excellent attorney in my custody case, Seth was a great help in the process of getting the best for me and my son.
Posted by Jenny | August 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Custody attorney!!!!
Was already patient and understanding. Went above and beyond to get me my children back. Even though the system made things difficult Mr. Schraier never gave up. I am truly thankful.
Posted by Wordell | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LIFESAVER
I'm happy to have made the right decision in retaining Mr. Schraier to handle a legal issue I had , which was preventing me from pursuing a career opportunity that awaited me. His diligence with my case proved worthy as he was successful in handling the issue for me as I was able to land the career job . I'll be forever grateful & thankful for his great work , as I would recommend him to any & all of my family and friends if legal representation was needed on their behalf .
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent consultation
He returned my call immediately. He answered all of my questions clearly. Very honest, patient and explains everything very well. Very good attorney. Thank you so much, again
Posted by Janice | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best family law attorney
He will listen to what you want and will fight for you to the end. Seth is very punctual and understanding, God put him in my way for a reason. After 2 years and constant negotiation, Seth negotiated his way for me to obtain sole custody.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Seth D. Schraier
  • 2009 - Present
  • Legal Recruiter
  • Audrey Golden Associates
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Contract Attorney
  • Hudson Legal
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Linnan & Fallon
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • New York State Attorney General's Office
  • 2005 - 2007
View all work experience

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2003
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Seth
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Seth was my adversary on a case that was challenging to us both, for very different reasons. I appreciated his straightforward and candid nature."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth is a smart and energetic attorney who prides himself on providing excellent legal representation while at the same time keeping in constant contact with his clients. From the beginning of your matter till its end, Seth will guide you step by step, keep you updated on the status of your case, explain the legal process in simple terms, and answer any questions you may have. If you are looking for a responsive and competent family law attorney, I strongly recommend Seth."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody
Divorce and separation