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:

"Prepare, Prepare, Prepare"

Article, Possibilities/Possibilités, National ADR Section, CBA. July 2002.

Clients are more satisfied and have higher success rates when they are well-prepared for mediation. (View Article)

"Challenging Observations in Brisbane"

Article, Resolve, Family Mediation Canada. March 2002.

Imagine a large interior room with five desks facing the walls, each with a computer and hands-free telephone separated by five-foot high dividers. Add a large table in one corner with seating for six. Keep the centre of the room open. Now think "Mediation". (View Article)

"Mediation in the Shadow of Abuse - An Update"

Article, Family Law Quarterly. March 2002.

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 the mediator. (View Article)


Article, Family Law Quarterly. March 2002.

Every lawyer negotiates daily. In fact, statistics demonstrate that fewer than 5% of actions commenced by filing in court registries are actually concluded by trial. Surely this means that lawyers are effective negotiators. Perhaps. (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:


"Divorce Mediation is visual, clear and easy to follow. For clients going through such a pivotal time in their family morphing, this book is a gem."

Jo-Anne Kates Weiler, Family Therapist

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