Professional Details

Gerard Scola
Certified
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

SCOLA ADR SERVICES LLC

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41 Alpine Drive
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035-2255
USA
201.307.1212
Fax: 973.832.4121

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Full time non attorney Mediator/Labor Arbitrator who has worked with separated and divorced individuals for the past 15 years. Practice includes: Elder Care, Civil, Foreclosure, municipal, civil and Divorce Mediation. Divorce Mediation includes:child support, time sharing, custodial and non-custodial parenting plans, and equitable distribution of assets all memorialized in a Memorandum of Understanding). First session which consists of consultation and answering questions about mediation is free. Mediation offices in Verona and Hackensack NJ. Arrangements to mediate in your home are also available. Call or Email me to schedule an appointment

Professional Background

I am a retired educator and have been a Labor Arbitrator for the past 25 years. I began my mediation career with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs mediating consumer complaints. Later I was trained at the Center for Divorce Mediation in New York City and participated in an additional nine month practical training workshop on Divorce Mediation. I have been mediating divorces for the past fourteen years.

I was certified by the Center for Family and Divorce Mediation. I am also an American Arbitration Association certified arbitrator and mediator, a panel member of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services; (FMCS), the New Jersey State Board of Mediation; (NJSBM), the New York State Employment Relations Board; (NYSERB), the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission; (PERC) the New Jersey Council On Divorce Mediation; I Mediate: Civil, Foreclosure and Matrimonial cases for Bergen, Hudson and Passaic County Superior Courts, a member of the Bergen civil and Divorce Mediator Group. Member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators,and a member of the Morris area mediators group.

For the twelve years I was a facilitator/director of a Divorce and Separated program in Bergen County.

Degrees

BA degree in Education
MA degree in Natural History

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
3/29/1991    Richard Naimark    8 hr.AAA Mediator Training
10/27/1996    Steven Abel    2 hr. Domestic Volance
6/30/98    Kennith Newmann    60 hr. Supervised Practicum
10/27/1996    Kennith Newmann    40 HrsCenter For Family and Divorce Mediation
3/27/1992    Hezekiah Brown    8 hr NYSERB Arbitration Training
9/16/2000    Judith P. Miller    15 Separated/Divorce Facilitator Training
i1/29/1991    Richard Naimark    8Hr Arbitrator Training
4/3 2008    William K. Slate    8 Hr. AAA Labor Arbitrator Training

Fees

The initial session is free. If you decide that you would like to begin the mediation, Fee is determined on a case-by-case basis which is paid at the end of each session. There is no retainer fee involved. Any extra work that you instruct me to do will be billed at the same rate. Each session will run about an hour and a half. Any special person brought into the mediation will be contracted on a separate retainer fee with the individual. At the end of the mediation there is a charge for the Memorandum of Understanding which covers all the information you and your spouse agreed to throughout the mediation process.

Other Information

I will also mediate in your residence if requested .

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Animal (2 mediated)
  • Bankruptcy (10 mediated)
  • Business (30 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (40 mediated)
  • Commercial (10 mediated)
  • Construction (1 mediated)
  • Contracts (2 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (30 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (20 mediated)
  • Family
  • Foreclosure (12 mediated)
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Landlord - Tenant (8 mediated)
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation (25 mediated)
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Prenuptial
  • Real Estate (15 mediated)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Social Security

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.