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:

"Special strategies help mediators handle high-conflict couples"

Article, The Lawyer's Weekly. December 14, 2007.

As physical abuse is abhorrent within our culture, mediators are at risk of judging the abuser as 'bad' rather than being clear that the behaviour is 'unacceptable'. (View Article)

Alberta Arbitrators & Mediators Association Conference

Forum Leader, Calgary. April 27, 2007

"What's Special About Family Mediation? Surely any mediator - or lawyer - can mediate family disputes"

Article, The Roster Report, Issue 15, March 2007.

Let's start with "mediation" and the tension between legal training and mediator orientation...(View Article)

BC Mediator Roster Teleconference

Special Guest, Vancouver. January 25, 2007

"Thinking of Separating"

Presenter, West Vancouver Public Library. January 25, 2007


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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:


"Preparing for Mediation is a valuable resource for any discipline or industry. Being adept and efficient at getting to a collective "yes" that satisfies all interested parties is a key skill that should never be underestimated. this book is an asset to anyone who negotiates - and who doesn't?"

Michael C. Young

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