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:

Divorce - Tips to keep your costs down

The Times They Are A-Changing

The anticipated changes to family law will become law on March 18, 2013.  This article highlights those changes for common law and married couples and alerts you to variations to the Child Support Guidelines. (View Article)

CBC Radio Interview

CBC Radio One: The Coast
Hosted by Stephen Quinn

The provincial government has made public a number of proposed changes to family law. Interview with Deb Zutter (family law specialist), for her view point on how the law needs to evolve. Listen to interview (runs 8:14).

Finally! Clients Receive Credit for Participating in Mediation

For the first time in British Columbia litigants pursuing family law disputes now have rules of court that are distinct from the general civil rules. (View Article)

P3 Interview of Deb Zutter by Randall Mark

Deb Zutter was interviewed by Randall Mark of JoyTV's P3.  Follow the links below to watch this informative interview.

Deb Zutter P3 Interview Part 1

Deb Zutter P3 Interview Part 2

Randall is an award-winning broadcaster, author, and the host of P3.  He asks some very insightfull questions of Deb during the interview.

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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:


"I am a family lawyer and mediator in the Okanagan and I write to thank you for writing, Preparing for Mediation: A Dispute Resolution Guide. I read the entire book in a few hours before a challenging mediation session. Your book was well organized, easy to understand and filled with useful practical tips and summaries. I felt very confident going into the mediation as your book was a complete refresher to the mediation courses I have taken. We managed to resolve shared custody, child and spousal support and a division of the property on a very difficult and highly contested file. Thank you again for your wonderful book! I will recommend it to both colleagues and clients."

Cori L. McGuire, Co-Chair of the Okanagan Family Law Section of the CBA

Contact Deb

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