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Amy Frances Gjelsvik

Divorce and separation Attorney at Sparta, NJ

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Amy

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Family
    This is a general catch all category, which includes, but is not limited to, child support and custody between non-married parties, palimony, domestic violence, adoptions, juvenile matters


Amy F. Gjelsvik, Esq., is a partner at Paris P. Eliades Law Firm LLC.  She was admitted to practice in 2000, and has devoted her career to representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law matters.  She is a certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.   


Paris P. Eliades Law Firm


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Posted by Pamela | December 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy & Professional
Amy Gjelsvik is a wonderful attorney and I am so happy to have hired her. I recommend her highly whether you are a man or woman -- she is non-biased, objective and incredibly smart. She helped me throughout my entire divorce proceedings and provided not only the excellent legal advice and documentation that I needed, but also took the time to explain it all. I felt very informed and up to date with everything. She was kind and professional at a time in my life when I was emotionally fragile and needed solid advice. Her understanding of the social dynamics that occur during such sad legal proceedings was on pointe and for that I am truly grateful. I was so impressed and pleased with how she handled my case that I used her legal services for some subsequent issues, specifically changes to my will. Look no further if you need a great lawyer!
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Posted by Pamela | September 7, 2023
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not sure what this means, but Amy represents the truth, she is fair, and some day she would make a spectacular Judge!!
We hired Amy Gjelsvik to represent us after our daughter passed away on August 7, 2019 in a best interest case with regard to our granddaughter. We were the plaintiffs and our daughter's ex-husband was the defendant. She was absolutely AWESOME. We were in court numerous times, she filed all the necessary papers, she was always available for all our questions (there were so many), she is very caring, always approachable, and she knows the law!! and after 4 years, we did very well with our outcome! She always told us what would happen and with 3 different judges in this case, she said we had the best results that we could have in this regard!! We respect her advice, her knowledge of family law, and we always feel better after talking any problems over with her. We would recommend Amy to EVERYONE!! She is AWESOME!! She represents the best of the best in family law!
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Posted by Bonnie | November 15, 2019
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Great Attorney - knows her practice area and the court
I consulted with Amy for a divorce case. Amy was ethical, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. Amy gave me her frank opinion and really helped me navigate the divorce process.
Posted by James | May 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney around
I used Amy for my divorce back in 2009. I would never use anyone else. She was professional, she was so nice, and she was incredible in the court room!!! If you are in need of an attorney that you can trust, and will get the best representation you would want to only use Amy!!
Posted by Jen | September 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Amy Gjelsvik!
Amy has been my lawyer for the past 16 years and this will continue for the rest of my life. She is ethical and reliable with very fast response time. One of her biggest assets is the ability to make her clients feel very comfortable in all legal matters and situations. Her method is to be very responsive, while presenting the best and most honest scenarios, enabling her clients to be well informed but also at ease. She does this with the up-most professionalism, but also with genuine compassion. She has always prioritized my daughter in her legal advice, considering the best interests of my daughter first and foremost. This has enabled my daughter to become an adult knowing she has always been in safe hands on all legal matters. I am blessed that Amy is my lawyer. Without her advice and support, I am not sure how I would have gotten through some very vulnerable and difficult situations. She has made my life better and I highly recommend her when considering a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2011
Truly a Professional
I hired Amy to help me settle custody and visitation regarding my three year old daughter. Amy helped me achieve joint custody and finally some visitation with my daughter. She was extremely composed in the court room. It was very evident that Amy has been practicing for a significant amount of time. The Judge even threw her a complement (which I was told is unheard of) during court. Amy was always very straightforward and did not mislead me. Amy had to write two motions and two cross motions. She is a phenomenal writer and was always to the point. I would strongly recommend her!! My daughter and I were blessed to have her on our side. I would not want to be an opposing lawyer going up against Mrs. Gjelsvik! :)
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2010
Ms.Gjelsvik is truly an amazing lawyer! While she's always a true professional, yet she also shows that she cares. She goes above and beyond for her client and for the child/children involved. I very highly recommend Ms. Gjelsvik.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Daggett, Kraemer & Gjelsvik
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Albino and Gjelsvik, LLC
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Family Part Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Will not list for clients' privacy concerns


  • National Association of Professional Women
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sussex County Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2013 - Present
  • District XB Ethics Committee
  • Committee Investigator
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sussex County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sussex County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award
  • New Jersey Commission on Professionalism
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • 20 Under 40 Making a Difference
  • The New Jersey Herald
  • 2010
  • 2010 Attorney of the Year
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • 2010
  • Mosaic Award
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • 2009
  • Equal Justice Medal
  • Legal Services of New Jersey
  • 2006
  • Community Service Award
  • Domestic Abuse Services Inc.
  • 2005
  • Community Service and Support Award
  • Domestic Abuse Services Inc.
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to try a Matrimonial Case
  • divorce
  • 2009
  • Child Support
  • child support
  • 2008
  • Pro Se Divorce Workshop
  • divorce
  • 2006
  • Alimony, Child Support and Custody
  • child support
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Amy, who was representing her client on a mediation matter. I was the mediator. Amy was able to find the perfect balance of advocating for her client while also focusing on resolving the case in a manner that was in her client's best interests. She is an excellent listener. She appreciates the emotional toll the process can have on a client and is very patient and understanding. She is open-minded and creative. Any client or attorney would be privileged to work with her."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amy was my adversary in an extremely difficult and complicated custody case. She advocated zealously for her client and was clearly a highly skilled attorney. Yet, she was a pleasure to work with as an adversary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is an excellent attorney and a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Amy, and she always displays a high degree of professionalism and is a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gjelsvik is one of the finest family law attorneys in our area. She is professional, diligent and compassionate. I frequently refer my own clients, friends and family to her. She is a true asset to our legal community."
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Sparta Divorce and separation Lawyer Amy Frances Gjelsvik
Amy Frances Gjelsvik
Divorce and separation Attorney
Sparta, NJ
Licensed for 23 years