We help families like yours talk about difficult topics

We can help you and your adult siblings understand and work through your differences

so you can handle the needs of an aging parent.

Elder Resolution Partners

serves families throughout Southern California

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Family conflicts are best resolved in the living room,

not in the courtroom ™

Making decisions about asset use or distribution, health care directives, and shared caregiving responsibilities can cause disagreements, stress and conflict among adult siblings and their aging parents. At Elder Resolution Partners we carefully guide client families through productive conversations that result in lasting agreements.

Elder Resolution Partners specialize in:

  • Guiding respectful, productive family conversations

  • Elder care mediation

  • Conflict resolution

  • Rest-of-Life Planning™

  • Communication coaching

We offer free, confidential consultations

Elder Resolution Partners can help

Life can be puzzling

We can help you fit the pieces together


Our Expertise is Elder Care Mediation

& Family Meeting Facilitation


Our mediation services are specially designed to meet your family’s needs

Family conversations, especially those about elder care, can be highly stressful and emotional. We help families like yours talk about difficult topics, ensuring each family member is heard and treated with respect. 

We bring adult siblings, aging parents, blended families, spouses and/or partners together — some of whom haven't had a civil conversation in years. We will gently and professionally guide you, your adult siblings, and your parents through respectful, productive conversations to reach lasting agreements. 

We work with families before lines are drawn in the sand and court proceedings are considered. We also work with those who are already represented by attorneys, to avoid the high cost, time delays and ultimate uncertainties of court. 

Click below to learn more about some issues families have discussed in meetings with us:

Use of family assets

Rest-of-Life Planning™

Communication Coaching

Family Business Conflict

Our Team at Elder Resolution Partners


Marci L. Barrett


Marci is a respected mediator, known for being a thoughtful listener and creative problem solver. She is an industry leader in the early resolution of family conflicts through mediation, facilitated family meetings and interpersonal communication strategies.


Cynthia R. Saffir


Cynthia is highly regarded for her ability to bring together families in conflict. Her sensitivity and active listening skills make her stand out as an exceptional family meeting facilitator, elder care family mediator, and communication strategist.   

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Family Stories

The families that come to us have one thing in common: they realize they need to find a way to talk to each other, put old disagreements behind them, make decisions as a family. Here are some of their stories.




Our clients’ comments about their family mediations with Cynthia and Marci



Let’s Talk

Elder Resolution Partners can help

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