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Deirdre Prestage Severide


“I am committed to changing the negative and harmful way that people divorce. As a divorce litigator, I saw too much conflict, too many family relationships broken, too many children negatively affected, and too much money spent fighting. Research shows that it is not the divorce that harms the couple and the children, it is the conflict. Collaborative divorce and mediation are changing that by providing process options that restructure the couple and family in a positive manner.”

Professional Background

I have practiced law in South Delta since 1983 and have been a senior lawyer with Severide Law since co-founding it in 1996. I am an experienced collaborative divorce lawyer and a certified family mediator and have assisted in the successful resolution of restructuring many couples and families with challenging family dynamics. I am a former director and president of the BC Collaborative Roster Society, a former director of the Vancouver Collaborative Divorce Group and currently am a director of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).


In my free time I enjoy sailing our fabulous BC coast, skiing our majestic mountains, cycling the backroads and trails of Ladner, honing my cooking skills and trying to keep up with my adventurous millennial kids. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Co-founder of Severide Law

  • Former president and director of the BC Collaborative Practice Roster Society

  • Former director of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver

  • Director of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Former director of the Delta Police Foundation

  • Former director of the Delta Police Board

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Educational Background

 Called to the British Columbia Bar 1983
 LL.B. (J.D.) University of Saskatchewan 1982
 BCOMM University of Saskatchewan 1980
 Certified collaborative practitioner
 Certified family law mediator



Severide Law

201 – 5027 47A Avenue

Delta, BC

V4K 1T9




Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


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