• St. Charles Office2445 Dean St., Suite G
  • Oakbrook Terrace Office2 Mid America Plaza, 800
  • Free Initial Consultation(630) 797-5505

Practice Areas

Specializing in Family, Immigration & Bankruptcy Law

Family 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:

  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Post Decree Matters
  • Parentage Matters
  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody/Visitation
  • Allocation Judgments/Parenting Plans
  • Child Relocation
  • Property and Asset Division
  • Debt Division
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Mediator
  • Adoption
  • Grandparents Visitation
  • Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Legal Separation
  • Collaborative Law

“I had a great experience in my divorce settlement”

“I had a great experience in my divorce settlement. Not many people can say that. Tracy Johnson was awesome and worked very hard on my settlement. It only took slightly over a year which I’m hearing is a fair amount of time for a 28 year marriage. She did a fantastic job I would say she did 90% of the work and the opposing attorney did approximately 10% at best. I never had to go through this kind of thing before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but she communicated with me guided me through and I prevailed. I would recommend her to anyone who is having a divorce or any other type of legal counsel that they need I think that she is the next best thing to sliced bread. She deserves a raise and praise and recognition for all her hard work and communicating in explaining everything also very prompt returning emails and texts in a timely fashion. Mevorah Law Offices LLC is lucky to have her.”

– Cheryl P.

Immigration

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
  • Visitor Visas
  • Asylum
  • Waivers
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA)
  • The intersection of Family Law (Divorce and/or Marriage) and Immigration

Bankruptcy

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.

Please call to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

“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.

With nearly a decade of experience, Ms. Hower is highly regarded by local Judges in the surrounding counties.

She is compassionate about her clients and vigorously advocates for her clients’ needs, both in the courtroom and with opposing counsel during negotiations, never losing sight of what is important to her clients.

Hower Law Firm St. Charles

2445 Dean St, Suite G
St. Charles, IL 60175

Office (630) 797-5505

Hower Law Firm Oakbrook Terrace

2 Mid America Plaza, 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL. 60181

Office (630) 797-5605

Call Us 630-797-5505