crystal buit


"Crystal went above and beyond to help me during a horrible time in my life. She would think of ways to protect me that I couldn’t have known to do. She is supportive, caring and compassionate; she also is tough as nails when she had to be dealing with my ex-husband’s attorney." - Marital & Family Law Client

Crystal Espinosa Buit devotes her practice to providing skilled and supportive legal representation for clients going through complicated and often highly emotional family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony and family law litigation. Crystal has significant experience negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for couples seeking financial protection and peace of mind. Her clients include high-net-worth individuals, business executives and business owners, doctors, lawyers, professional athletes and other prominent professionals, as well as the spouses of such individuals.

A strong and compassionate advocate, Crystal knows every family is unique and no two cases are the same. She works tirelessly to find creative solutions that minimize conflict and suit each client’s best interests and individual needs. A wife and mother of two, Crystal also understands the difficult decisions her clients face, and she works closely with them to keep them informed and supported as they navigate uncharted territory and make important choices for themselves and their children.

With her training and experience in collaborative family law, Crystal believes that most couples and families can benefit from avoiding lengthy courtroom battles by resolving conflicts regarding issues like shared parenting time, child and spousal support, and property division through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law. When litigation cannot be avoided, she and the firm’s other family law attorneys will zealously represent you and your interests in the courtroom.

Crystal is also a certified Florida Supreme Court family law mediator who helps parties to successfully resolve issues in a mutually agreeable way.

An Orlando native, Crystal is an ardent supporter of her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Central Florida. She currently serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors and was honored with the UCF Jefferson Award for Constituent Chapter Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her generosity and service to the university.

Previously recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Florida Rising Star,” Crystal graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the Florida Law Review and earned five Books Awards, including Interviewing & Counseling; Negotiation; and Family and Public Policy.

News & Insights




  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Family Law, 2023-2024
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Jefferson Award, UCF Alumni Association, 2015
  • Order of the Coif, University of Florida Chapter
  • The Florida Law Review
  • Book Award, Family & Public Policy, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Award, Negotiation, Interviewing & Counseling, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Award, Advance Legal Research, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Book Award, Criminal Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Teaching Assistant for Trial Practice, Legal Research & Writing, and Appellate Advocacy
  • Legal Extern, United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida, Orlando, Florida
  • Speaker on behalf of Newly Admitted Lawyers, Ceremony for Induction of Candidates for Admission to The Florida Bar, The Fifth District Court of Appeals, October 5, 2009

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Winter Park Library Board of Trustees
  • UCF Alumni Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Leadership Winter Park, Class 33
  • University of Central Florida Alumni Association
  • UCF Golden Knights Club

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) Orlando Chapter, Founding Member
  • UCF Alumni Association Nicholson School of Communication Chapter, Chair, 2016-2017; Vice Chair, 2015-2016
  • UCF Alumni Association Community Volunteers Chapter, Chair, 2014-2015; Board member and Jefferson Awards/Events Chair, 2013-14
  • UCF Alumni Association, Scholarship Committee, 2012-present
  • Orlando Young Professionals Leadership Development Group, Executive Board Member and Communications Chair, 2011, 2012
  • UCF Young Alumni Chapter, Executive Board Member and Professional Chair, 2010-2011
  • University of Central Florida President's Leadership Council, 2005-2006


"I had the privilege of having Crystal Buit as my divorce attorney, and I cannot express enough how amazing and helpful she was throughout the entire process. From our very first meeting, Crystal's professionalism and empathy shone brightly, instantly putting me at ease during a challenging time. Crystal's legal expertise is second to none. She guided me through the intricate legal procedures with precision, ensuring that my rights were protected every step of the way. What truly sets Crystal apart is her genuine care for her clients' well-being. She patiently listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and provided emotional support when I needed it most. Crystal's dedication and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for me were evident in every aspect of my case. She worked tirelessly, leaving no stone unturned, and her attention to detail was impressive. Thanks to her, I emerged from my divorce with a fair settlement and a sense of closure. I wholeheartedly recommend Crystal Buit to anyone seeking an exceptional divorce attorney. Her combination of legal prowess and unwavering support is nothing short of remarkable. She made a difficult journey more manageable, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.”
- Marital & Family Law Client 

"Crystal is a brilliant attorney, articulate and professional in everything she does. She also is compassionate and calm and was a confidante, friend, and tremendous support throughout my divorce. I felt like she was a great communicator and responded quickly to my texts and emails. She explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and I felt comfortable to ask questions. I recommend Crystal Buit without reservation.”
- Marital & Family Law Client 

"Crystal went above and beyond to help me during a horrible time in my life. She would think of ways to protect me that I couldn’t have known to do. She is supportive, caring and compassionate; she also is tough as nails when she had to be dealing with my ex husband’s attorney."
- Marital & Family Law Client 

"Taking the step to start divorce proceedings to end my twenty year marriage was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life; and I have had to do some really hard things, so that says a lot. Finding myself in that position; scared, devastated, with absolutely no idea what to expect and what to do was absolutely overwhelming. Having someone like Crystal as counsel, who is incredibly intelligent and knows divorce law coupled with compassion and empathy for my personal situation was nothing short of a God send. I don’t wish what I went through on my worst enemy, but if you find yourself in such an unpleasant situation, there is no one better to have by your side through it all." 
- Marital & Family Law Client

"Navigating a divorce is stressful and unforgiving for both parties, their unique family, extended family, as well as friends. Crystal Buit alleviated a substantial portion of my stress by being in constant communication with me and by being honest with regards to the process and the realities involved.  Every time I needed Crystal she was there for me. I will and have already shared Crystal's information as a smart, creative and client-oriented family law attorney."
- Marital & Family Law Client

To protect the privacy of our clients, names have been removed. Results are case and fact specific.

Practices & Industries


  • Florida


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009; Order of the Coif
  • University of Central Florida , B.A., summa cum laude, 2006; Honors Program; UCF Top Graduate for College of Arts & Sciences
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