Deborah Lynn Zutter Deborah Lynn Zutter
Helping you get on with your life


Collaborative dispute resolution processes allow you to reach outcomes that you agree to, that are workable, and that are private.  Some people think that divorce is an expensive, ugly, drawn-out battle where nobody wins.  I help people reach a satisfying conclusion using Mediation.

In Mediation you are treated with respect.  You control how soon you resolve your dispute and get on with your life.  I facilitate and work with you to maintain important relationships.  I have over 33 years of dispute resolution experience.

Deb has offices in Vancouver and on the North Shore.

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Deb is a retired lawyer.

Throughout her over 30 years of experience as a Mediator & Lawyer, Deborah Lynn Zutter has provided training and written for various respected publications in the Mediation and Legal professions:

"Yet another way to get parties to the table"

Article, The A.D.R. Bulletin. September 2000.

Courts and legislatures have developed a variety of methods to encourage parties in a court action to participate in mediation. Some of these methods are persuasive, others are mandatory. In 1998, the British Columbia Attorney General introduced the Notice to Mediate (NM). (View Article)

"Moving towards resolution during intake"

Article, Possibilities/Possibilités, National ADR Section, CBA. July 2000.

Australia's National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has observed that each dispute resolution provider has a unique opportunity, through ADR, to assess and develop a service to accommodate the needs of users. (View Article)

"Mediation in conflicts involving the elderly requires a special approach"

Article, The Lawyers Weekly. January 2000.

Our population is aging. There are - and will continue to be - many conflicts in which an elderly person is central. (View Article)


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To purchase any of Deb's Books please contact us directly at or 604-219-2259

Divorce Mediation (Book)

Listen To Deb Being Interviewed About Mediation:


"If you are going through a separation or divorce and overwhelmed by the considerations this book is a good place to start. In plain language Zutter covers all the tasks facing you and makes sense of it all. Even if you don’t choose mediation, the book is still a great resource for laying out the process."

Kathy Lynn, Best Selling author of Who’s in charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home

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