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:

"Incorporating ADR into Canadian Civil Litigation"

Article, Bond Law Review, University of Bond, School of Law, Queensland, Australia. December 2001.

This article describes four current provincial developments in civil, court-connected mediation within Canada. The nature of Canada's constitution has resulted in civil court processes, and their linked dispute resolution initiatives, being organized on a province-by-province basis. (View Article)

"Research Findings Support Holding Preliminary Conferences"

Article, The Lawyers Weekly. August 2001.

There is a significant positive correlation between holding a preliminary conference and reaching a resolution of the dispute at mediation. (View Article)

"Lawyers, mediators must screen for abuse in family mediation"

Article, The Lawyers Weekly. June 2001.

The debate continues over whether it is appropriate to mediate in the face of spousal abuse. The reality is that family mediation does take place in abusive relationships, at times with the abuse unrecognized by both the mediator and legal counsel. (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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