• What happens to my pension? Cottage? Business?
  • How am I going to get through this?
  • When will I stop feeling sad? Ashamed?
  • How will we split everything?
  • How will we tell the children?
  • What will everyone think?
  • What about the kids?
  • Does it have to be a big court battle?
  • Do we have to sell the house?
  • How am I going to pay the bills?
Meridian Credit Union
Credentials & Experience

CFDS Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist

CIM Chartered Investment Manager

CIWM Chartered International Wealth Manager

CFP Cerified Fianncial Planner

The Collaborative Advtange

Elaine Martinez


There is an old saying that goes “Life is what happens while you were planning something else.”  Over the years, I’ve seen just how true this is, that no one can say with absolute confidence what life has in store for them. This is often the rude awakening many must face when divorce becomes part of your life.

I have gained extensive experience and skills over 20 years in the financial service industry. A commitment to the well-being of my clients has led me to study specialized training in divorce financial planning, and financial coaching, in addition to investment management and collaborative process training, so as to be able to advise and give peace of mind in areas of a client’s financial life.

I am proud to support charities that are close to my heart, including: Junior Achievement, Dress for Success, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and Canadian Riding for the Disabled.

True wealth is not about what you own or the money you have saved. It’s about living a fulfilling life, doing what’s truly important to you. - Not wasting time, energy or money where it isnt necessary. The Collaborative process assists client's in getting their life back to peace, in a timely manner, with as little pain as possible.

— Elaine Martinez

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