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:

"HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR "YES"?: A Study of the Effectiveness of Pre-Mediation Activities"

Article, MASTER OF LAWS THESIS, Bond University School of Law. July 2003.

Original research outcomes into preliminary mediation practices in Australia and Canada are reported. In particluar, the data suggests answers to the question: What activities are effective from the perspective of disputants? (View Article)

"Why Do Some Settle Before Mediation?"

Article, The Lawyers Weekly. January 2003.

As there is no statistically supported research illuminating this phenomenon, we are left with educated hunches. While critically assessing one's case in preparation for mediation may make resolution compelling, there are other possible explanations for early settlement. (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)

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"Deb's tips and checklists demystify the dispute resolution process and help participants with everything from choosing the appropriate method to participating effectively throughout the process."

Gary Harper

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