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Amanda Bowden Houser

Amanda Bowden Houser

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • North Carolina
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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
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most of our firm's fees are on a flat rate basis
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney and CEO
The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. (2008)
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2011)
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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Better Business Bureau
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The Houser Law Firm Website
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258 Questions Answered

Q. Is there any way I can legally find the location of someone who owes child support with minimal information?
A: Yes, you can go to your local child support enforcement agency and let them deal with ut. They are often slow but more often than not they get the job done eventually.
Q. ex wife committed mail fraud by opening and acting upon government issued mail to suspend ex husband license
A: Let's see if I have this straight - you move, you don't bother to update your address with DVM or your license. You then get a ticket - which you proceed to forget about because of 'stress' (and keep in mind this would be forget about for months) and don't take care of. And some how this is your ex wife's fault because she opened mail that you should have put in a forwarding address for? (and if your forward time expired that just makes you not updating your address with DMV even more agregious). Even if you could get a DA to prosecute this (which is doubtful) you should basically be to embarresed too. Had you updated your address as you are required to or not gotton the ticket in the first place or been responsible enough not to forget about it - none of this would have happened. Your best bet is to get the ticket taken care of, get your license reinstated and be more responsible in the future. One last thing, the reason why you'd likely have a hard time getting a DA to prosecute this (besides the fact that it is very petty) isn't that opening your mail isn't crime - it's that unless she is stupid enough to admit it, your odds of proving it are way less than slim and none. While she likely did open it, just because she called the cops is not necessairily proof she opened it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know DMV gives a thirty day notice before taking suspension activity. She very well could have simply assumed it was a suspension letter and called the cops thirty days later - without ever having opened it.
Q. I got a speeding ticket (78/60) in VA but my license is from NC .
A: The circumstances of your question make no sense what so ever. If you got a ticket in VA, who cares where you are licensed? You need to talk to a VA traffic attorney. If you received a suspension letter one of two things is the case. If the letter came from NC DMV then you likely missed your VA court date and have likely added a few extra hundred dollars to your total to get this mess cleared up. If you received a suspension letter from VA, they have no authority to suspend your NC license but they can suspend your privilege to drive in VA. How the possibility of attending a defensive driving school got mixed into a suspension letter - I'm not sure - that isn't normal for NC. As to getting the ticket dismissed - that likely ain't happening but a VA traffic attorney may be able to keep you from getting suspended and maybe avoid an ibsurance increase. As to your question about what to write, based on what you have written here - you shouldn't write anything. Call a VA traffic attorney ASAP before you muck this up any more than it appears it may already be. Best of luck!
Q. Left house, without job or place to live need post separation alimony do I need a lawyer to claim it
A: Yes, of course, unless you know how to do it yourself.
Q. Can I ask for my sponsorship application for my spouse be withdrawn in a divorce?
A: Doubtful you can do that in a divorce but I suppose its worth looking into but if he has enlisted in the Army National Guard he likely ain't going no where. The US Government didn't spend 50 plus grand to train him only to have a spouse attempt to deport him because of divorce.
Q. My husband is in prison on four felonies and his release date isnt until 2054 and i want to move on with my life.
A: Yes, you very likely can. As long as you have:1) been physically separated (not living together) from your spouse for at least one year AND 2) either you OR your spouse has resided in North Carolina for at least the last 6 months, you are likely eligible to file for divorce in North Carolina. Also, if you meet those requirements, you are entitled to the divorce as a matter of law - meaning there is nothing your spouse can legally do to prevent it. You would NOT need to attend court or travel to our office. You can do most everything from home. The total fee is $395 which covers everything needed for a standard uncontested divorce. As far as we know, these fees are the most affordable in the entire state of North Carolina. However, if you are ever quoted a lower fee, just let us know and we will beat it! You can get started immediately by going to our web site and filling out our easy Divorce Interview Form (takes about 5 - 10 minutes).
Q. I got a ticket for an expired tag. Do I still have to go to court and pay even though I turned in the tag recently
A: Turning the tag in has nothing to do with whether or not you drove while the tag was expired. As to paying a ticket, it is almost always a bad thing to do. It is likely that you could hire an attorney and have the matter dismissed without you having to go to court and for less than what it would cost to pay it off.
Q. Can you be charged with failure to appear cases that you knew nothing about. Plus since you were in court. No warrant's.
A: Can you be charged with failure to appear cases that you knew nothing about. Yes. Why was l not confronted with warrant's when l went to court. The Court is made up of people and people make mistakes.
Q. Can I get my baby daddy mama for kindnappin my three week old son
A: You really wanna 'get' granny? Anyhoo, it depends on what granny did and why. If she had good cause for 'kidnappin' your son - you could be the one that gets got. The last thing you need with a young son is DSS up in your business. But if she took and kept him for no good reason call local law enforcement and see what they say. If you have the kid back now - your best bet is likely to just let it go.
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The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Telephone: (910) 333-9679
Fax: (910) 333-8513