Deborah Gates was born in Laguna Beach, California and raised in Ketchum, Idaho.She... more
Deborah Gates was born in Laguna Beach, California and raised in Ketchum, Idaho.She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University, graduating with minors in Philosophy and Performing Arts.After completing her undergraduate work, Ms. Gates earned her juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Gates interned for the Department... view profile
I spent 2-1/2 years as a prosecuting attorney. During that time I took as many cases... more
I spent 2-1/2 years as a prosecuting attorney. During that time I took as many cases to trial as I could in order to gain the experience necessary to succeed in private practice. That experience helps me not only in trial, but being able to offer insight to my clients to help them better understand procedural issues and make good tactical decisions. I work very hard for my clients and I find... view profile
If you owe money but need time to repay it, you may require the services of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court appoints a trustee to help you straighten out your finances (sometimes called a financial reorganization). Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are required to file a plan to pay off the money owed over a three-to-five-year period under the bankruptcy court's supervision. If you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, then both the courts and the creditors you owe will closely monitor your financial transactions, and an experienced Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney can help both debtors and creditors navigate the process.