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Why hire The Law Firm of Julia Luyster, P.A.?

People deserve to be treated with compassion, loyalty, and care.  You are entitled to know what is happening in their case, when it is happening and why.  You are entitled to understand if you are not living up to the standard a judge will expect of you and to have an opportunity to correct that behavior.   Every case is unique, because every person is unique.  Each client deserves the assistance to forge a new life in a healthy way free from the harassment and financial devastation that often comes during the divorce process.  Exceptional drafting skills and knowing the importance of an iron-clad agreement drives much of our success in the ability to prepare well-crafted pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, marital settlement agreements, parenting plans to keep you out of court in the future as best as possible.   We strive to accomplish that.  Privacy and confidentiality are paramount, so we have implemented state of the art policies and practices to protect your information and our data including seeking your authorization to communicate through certain means on specific devises.  

Whether you are escaping a narcissist, leaving a loveless marriage, or have a high net worth to consider in your particular divorce; we have the experience to address each unique and personal situation.  


We pride ourselves on our preparation and analysis undertaken to ensure we know the personal details of your case, understand your goals and needs and are able to create a strategy to obtain the best possible result.  This preparation often results in settlement of your matter without trial, avoiding a stressful and costly event.  We have a network of experts and specialists ready if needed to advise you in your finances, the division of marital assets, tax issues, your timesharing, your mental and physical health.  These experts are all qualified to testify in trial or to simply assist in guiding you into the next stage of your life.  


We are committed to providing you with support every step of the way and will ensure that all of your phone calls, emails or texts are returned promptly. If your matter is urgent someone is available to assist you with advice 7 days a week.  You are important to us.  

Julia Luyster, Esq.

Julia is the Firm Founder and Managing Member. She practices civil and family law in state and federal trial and appellate court.  She is an active member of the New York and Florida Bars and has clients in both states.  Julia is also a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Southern District of Florida.  She is a mother and grandmother to three grandsons.  Her oldest grandson is autistic, so she spends time advocating for him.  She is also an advocate for trafficking victims here and in India.  Julia is also actively engaged in serving the needs of the unhoused through various charities and service organizations where she encourages her young grandsons to serve alongside her.  She loves international travel, the theater and organic gardening as well her Shiloh Shephard Apollo.

Published Works

"Drafting the Constructive Trust in a High End Divorce", pending publication 2022.

Textbook – A Father’s Right to Custody, Vandeplas Publishing, Octobe​r 2009.

“A Father’s Right to Custody”, article in The Broward County Federal Bar News, summer 2009.

“Where We Are Now - Women and Minority Business Enterprise Programs”, the ABA The Construction Lawyer, Spring 2009, co-author.

“Spoliation of Evidence”, The Constructor, Publication of the AGC, 2007.

“Appellate Practice Standards of Review- Criminal”, on behalf of the Appellate Practice Section, pending publication The Florida Bar Journal, May 2007

“Appellate Practice Standards of Review- Civil and Administrative”, on behalf of the Appellate Practice Section, pending publication The Florida Bar Journal, April 2007

“Frye and Daubert Challenges,” Trial Advocate Quarterly, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Winter 2006.

“Drafting a Valid Joint Proposal for Settlement in Florida and Evaluating a Proposal Served Upon Vicariously Liable Defendants,” Florida Bar Journal, January 2006.

“When is a Joint Proposal for Settlement a Valid Proposal for Settlement: Apportionment, Avoiding Ambiguity in Release Language and the Barnes Dilemma,” Trial Advocate Quarterly, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Winter 2005. This article was cited by the Second District Court of Appeal in Hess v Walton, 898 So.2d 1046 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005);

“Social Security Offset Against Permanent Total Disability Benefits 1980-Present,” Trial Advocate Quarterly, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Fall 1999;

“Traversing the Landscape of Personal Injury Protection Coverage Exclusions,” Trial Advocate Quarterly, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Summer 1998;

“Transition from Law Student to First Year Associate,” Young Lawyer, ABA, May 1997.


New York Bar 2022

Erie County Bar Association 2022

Erie County Family Law Section 2022

Florida Bar 1994.

District of Columbia Bar  March 2009.

U.S. District Court for the Southern Districts 1995.

U.S. District Court for the Middle Districts 1995.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit 2005.

The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section.

The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section Outreach Committee, 2005-2006.

The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section Publications Committee, 2005-2006.

The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section Legislation Committee, 2005-2006.

The Florida Bar, Editorial Board Committee Member for Bar Journal and News, 2003-present.

Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Palm Beach County Appellate Practice Committee, 2005-2007.

Palm Beach County Bench and Bar Sub-committee, 2005.

Palm Beach County Special Needs of Children Committee; 2005-2008.

National Organization of Women

American Business Women's Association

Past Battered Women’s Clemency Project Pro Bono Attorney, 1997.

American Heart Association, Board of Directors, 1997.

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