Practice AreasSpecializing in Family, Immigration & Bankruptcy Law
Families come in many forms. When dealing with the unique nuances of every family’s dynamic, you need an experienced attorney that is going to treat your family as just that, unique. To the clients’ detriment, many attorneys will take a case and use the same approach to resolve each matter. Attorney Tracey A. Hower utilizes her extensive work and real-life experiences to craft an individualized approach to each case. Knowing her audience and each member of the cast so that she can immediately adapt to situations that change quickly when dealing with family law matters is a strength that is of utmost importance.
As a certified Guardian ad Litem and Mediator, Ms. Hower has the ability to quickly and thoroughly understand all aspects of complex family law litigation. Attorney Hower has successfully litigated in both the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Appellate Court against the world’s number one rate law firm in the country in a Hague Convention Case involving a pregnant mother who fled India to the United States to escape the abuse.
Well known and respected by the local Judges and her peers by her candid, assertive and ethical advocacy skills that have been crafted over many years of experience, Attorney Hower will choose the most effective style to resolve your matter. Attorney Hower’s negotiation skills are exceptional, but she also is a true litigator that has a proven track record when going to trial.
Ms. Hower provides progressive representation in the following aspects of family law:
- Post Decree Matters
- Parentage Matters
- Child Support
- Child Custody/Visitation
- Allocation Judgments/Parenting Plans
- Child Relocation
- Property and Asset Division
- Debt Division
- Guardian ad Litem
- Grandparents Visitation
- Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
- Domestic Violence
- Legal Separation
- Collaborative Law
“Tracey was not only very professional with handling my case but also handled me in a very personal way that I would never expect coming from an “attorney”. Tracey went above and beyond for me. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!”
“We hired Josh for vacating an order of protection. Josh was very knowledgeable and a great attorney. I would recommend if you are ever in need of a family attorney.”
“Tracey, was a great lawyer with good follow up and my experience with her was that I ended up better off than I thought I would. She really worked for me. I will gladly refer her to others.”
“I hired Josh for post decree and custody issues. Josh was always available to talk to me about my case, advise me on the best course of action, and most importantly, he took the initiative to move my case in the right direction to protect my child and me. I would highly recommend him for difficult matters in divorce/custody cases like mine.”
“Tracey Hower and her supporting staff did a great job handling my case. Tracey was efficient, empathetic and kept me constantly informed of our progress. I can recommend her services without reservation. She had my complete confidence as my representative and I would not hesitate to hire her again.”
“I can’t say enough about Tracey Hower. At such a scary place in life…she always made me feel safe. My case was very complicated and she made it easy. In fact, I don’t know how she made it work, but she did! Professional and kind. I highly recommend Tracey and her team!”
Immigration law is extremely complex and is laden with many caveats and loopholes. When it comes to something as serious as your or someone in your family having the ability to visit or reside in the United States, you must make sure that you are dealing with an experienced Federally Licensed attorney. Attorney Tracey A. Hower will advocate for you zealously and prepare you for “the interview”.
Having volunteered at Chicago O’hare airport aiding legal permanent residents and other green card holders when they were detained or actually forced to go back to their country of origin due to a temporary ban on certain immigrants, Ms. Hower knows just how frightening and intimidating the entire Immigration process can be. Ms. Hower will reassure you and will use her writing and speaking ability to advocate for you.
Attorney Tracey A. Hower’s Immigration Law practice focuses on:
- US Citizenship/Naturalization
- Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
- Consular Processing (Green Card)
- Fiance(e) Visas
- Humanitarian Parole
- Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA)
- The intersection of Family Law (Divorce and/or Marriage) and Immigration
Bad things happen to good people and Attorney Tracey A. Hower is skilled at filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions for her clients that qualify. A discharge in Chapter 7 bankruptcy will result in a completely eliminating most of your unsecured debt. In the majority of cases, you can keep your home, vehicle and other personal property. If you have fallen on hard financial times, whether it be a loss of a job, underemployment, illness or some other financial stressor, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may alleviate a significant source of stress in your life.
Bankruptcy is Federal in nature, so when looking for a solution to excess debt that you likely cannot pay off, make sure that you hire a State and Federally licensed attorney. Be cautious about negotiating with a debt management company, as they cannot ascertain a complete discharge as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can.
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“We would certainly recommend Tracey specifically to anyone who needs help”
“We contacted Tracey when we were faced with an old debt that would have crippled us as a family. We met with her and immediately she was kind and reassuring. It was a very difficult situation and we (really I) had so much anxiety and concern and she just listened to the whole situation. Tracey and her assistant Liz treated us like people and not numbers or a paycheck. This is (and hopefully will be the only!) time we have needed to contact an attorney, But we would certainly recommend Tracey specifically to anyone who needs help. We are very Blessed to have met Tracey and appreciate the respect and dignity she handled our case (and us) with.”
– Tracy W.