Cynthia Saffir and Marci Barrett started mediating civil matters in 2008 and met in 2011 while completing an intensive Elder Family Mediation course. Cynthia and Marci realized their passion for elder care mediation and formed Elder Resolution Partners, LLC. Since then, they have devoted their mediation practice to elder care and end of life planning issues. Marci and Cynthia routinely work with adult siblings who are at their wits end, or about to reach for each other’s throats, as they try to sort through and agree upon the avalanche of issues that arise when an aging parent’s health declines or the parent passes away leaving bills to be paid and assets divided. They also frequently work with families who have no idea how to start or have a meaningful family conversation about difficult issues without the conversation rapidly deteriorating into screaming and hurt feelings. While facilitating family meetings, Marci and Cynthia lead family members through a structured and more controlled conversation about often uncomfortable and potentially divisive issues, with the goal of enabling families to reach agreements and make plans for the future.
Cynthia R. Saffir
Co-Owner/Elder Care Mediator, Elder Resolution Partners, LLC