Bankruptcy saved Anna’s home

Ana Patino is a good person. She goes to church. She loves her children. She’s a hard worker.   But sometimes bad things happen to good people.

Ana was born in Peru and moved to Naples in 1996. She could only speak Spanish. But that didn’t hold her back. She got a job at Publix as a bagger.

“All I could say in the beginning was ‘paper or plastic,’” Ana laughs.

Her hard work paid off.   She was able to learn English and save enough money to purchase a home in 2000.   She even started her own company, ASAP Accounting Services, Inc. in Golden Gate in 2005.

Ana joined the S.W. Florida Hispanic Chamber.   Through that non-profit group, Ana travels twice per year to Haiti to help rebuild a school that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

Ana has a heart of gold. But when the economy took a turn for the worse, times got hard for her financially.   Her home was threatened with foreclosure and her credit was not good. That’s when she met Louis Erickson.  After reviewing her situation, he knew a bankruptcy was the solution to her problems.

“Thanks to Mr. Erickson and Golden Gate Legal Center, my children and I were able to stay in our home and my credit was restored,” Ana explains.   “He explained everything to me so I understood what was happening. I am so grateful. Thank you Mr. Erickson.”