Betty Anne Grillo
Prior to becoming a Paralegal, I worked in the field of automotive finance. After receiving my education at Penn State University and becoming a Paralegal, I made it my mission to transform confusing legal jargon into an empowering, understandable language for the average person. I have been a Paralegal for eighteen years, with an ever-increasing focus on bankruptcy as the economy worsened. I volunteered with the Executive Women’s Council of Lehigh Valley, PA and mentored young people in Pennsylvania during Law Day, all for the purpose of attempting to keep at-risk students in school, and focused on their future.
Just like you, I have faced major, unexpected challenges in life. When I was 22 years old, my first child suffered brain-injury at birth due to loss of oxygen. While learning to be an advocate for her I developed the valuable skills of cutting through the red-tape, and breaking things down into bite-sized pieces so challenges are easier to overcome. I was widowed suddenly at the age of 41, and I needed all the strength I could muster to continue my work as a Paralegal, oversee my daughter's needs, and guide my teenage son into adulthood.
Those experiences enabled me to develop and freely express compassion and empathy for those who found themselves in situations they never expected. Bankruptcy From A to Z: The Road to Financial Hope and Freedom is my first book, and it is the product of eighteen years of experience as a Paralegal. I believe it accurately represents my approachable, compassionate style, and my ability to teach difficult concepts and terms to those experiencing financial difficulties. I know this book will benefit countless numbers of individuals facing financial crossroads in their lives by empowering them to rise above the dismay toward a life of hope and financial freedom.