I grew up in a family of nine children in Foley, Minnesota. My dad worked in a factory in St. Cloud and my mom was a work-at-home mom who also babysat other children to earn grocery money (imagine caring for other children when you already have 9 of your own!?).
We grew up in a big family, with a lot of love, but little money. Being the 7th of 9 kids, I usually wore clothes from that famous German fashion designer ‘Hans-me-downs’. I started to buy my own clothes when I was 10 years old because I didn’t look good in my older sister’s pink coat with sparkly fur on the hood. I quickly learned how to make a buck or two, usually by mowing lawns, painting, bailing hay or babysitting. On many occasions, I paid for some or all of my own dentist and long distance bills.
My college days were also pretty lean. One summer, I rented a garage (for cheap), which I lived in while I worked two jobs. After finally graduating from law school, I had student loan payments that were as large as some people’s house payments!
I understand the financial pressures my clients face because I experienced these same pressures growing up. I know that most of my clients end up in debt through no fault of their own. People call Life Back Law Firm, P.A. because of business failure (many businesses fail, that is a fact of life), income drop (bad economy or otherwise), divorce (happens to many), medical problems (how can you help that?), and bad financial decisions (we have all made them!).
I believe I am a good Minnesota Bankruptcy Lawyer because I understand the fear of having overwhelming debt you may not be able to repay. I love being a part of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys because it allows me to give people hope that, together, we can get their lives back. At LifeBack Law Firm, P.A. we have over 47 years of combined bankruptcy experience in one place to help you do just that!