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Amanda Bowden Houser

Amanda Bowden Houser

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Traffic Tickets...
  • North Carolina
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Summary

The Houser Law Firm, P.C. is a Professional Corporation and full service, General Practice law firm located in Jacksonville, that serves Onslow and surrounding counties (Jones, Pender, Duplin) in South Eastern North Carolina. We know that in these tough economic times, saving money where ever possible is important to most people. Our philosophy has always been to provide our clients with prompt, courteous and professional legal services at an affordable fee. While we never compromise on our legal professionalism, we do strive to manage our cost and expenses so that we can offer high quality legal services at fees that are reasonable and affordable.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Most consultations are free. Separation Agreements and Custody cases have a $100 consultation fee. However, the consultation fee can be applied toward you quoted fee.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    Only for Personal Injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most of our firm's fees are on a flat rate basis
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney and CEO
The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Education
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2011)
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. (2008)
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Certifications
A+
Better Business Bureau
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Houser Law Firm Website
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Easy NC Divorce
Legal Answers
911 Questions Answered

Q. The person I hit called the cops after we exchanged information and now I’m getting a ticket!
A: Yes, it can. Which is why you should have called to police yourself at the scene. If the FRSAA is all you get charged with it will likely get dismissed if you can show proof that your insurance company covered the other person's damage. In the future - trust no one.
Q. Termination of parental rights in nc
A: Do you have a question?
Q. how can I file for visitation without a lawyer?
A: If you can afford to pay child support you can afford to have an attorney help. Ms. Averett has provide an excellent suggestion. One thing is for sure, you may have to prove yourself to a Judge but you do not have to prove yourself to the mother - she does not get to dictate or control what visitation you are allowed with your child unless you allow her to do so. Best of luck.
Q. I would like to know my rights for a divorce.
A: You need to be separated for at least a year to be eligible for divorce in NC. At this point you likely need to consult with a local family law attorney who can review your situation in more detail and lay out your options for you. Best of luck
Q. Are DUI laws in NC more lenient toward first time offenders?
A: Somewhat.
Q. If I signed the birth certificate but now I'm not sure if the child is mine and I'm paying child support can I re quest
A: Possibly, you need to consult with a local family law attorney.
Q. Will I be able to get emancipated? Do I have any other options on what I can do?
A: You do what most every other teenager has done since time immemorial - keep your head down, your mouth shut and your nose clean (figuratively speaking) and respectively muddle through til you are 18 and then you can do whatever you want. If you want to go the emancipation route, you have to prove to a Judge that you are the equivalent of a mature self sustaining adult - something you very likely are not able to do (nor likely will be at 18 either).
Q. I don’t have money to pay a lawyer and it’s my first ticket should I ask for a PCJ?
A: Most traffic tickets can be resolved for as little as $338 which isn't much more than paying the ticket off and some attorneys will let you take 3 to 4 months maybe a bit more to pay in payments so it isn't so much coming out of your budget all at once - you won't get a deal like that from the court. As to the PJC that is likely a bad idea wasting it on a 59/45 and you need to know what the Judge who hears your cases wants in order to consider granting it. A PJC is at a Judge's discretion - it is not something you are entitled to.
Q. During our separation my ex filed bankruptcy and quit his job. Our divorce has been filed, but no final yet.
A: Possibly. but what do you expect to get? Besides it may be you that ends up paying the alimony.
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The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
USA
Telephone: (910) 333-9679
Fax: (910) 333-8513