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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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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
  • 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
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney and CEO
The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2011)
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. (2008)
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
Better Business Bureau
Websites & Blogs
The Houser Law Firm Website
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940 Questions Answered

Q. My 17 yo daughter moved out after graduating High School and lives with an adult friend. She wants us to pay for her gas
A: You certainly are not required to support her on terms that she dictates. If she is old enough to live where she wants, she's old enough to provide for herself. You likely ought to stop enabling her immature behavior.
Q. What can I do regarding a ticket given 19 years a go and my license is flagged
A: If you don't have the means to hire an attorney - you likely don't need a license. If you do need a license, you are just gonna have to bite the bullet and pony up the dough to take care of this - which will likely be a lot. By disregarding your ticket, you have taken what could have been a couple of hundred dollars or less 19 years ago and likely turned into around a $750 or more problem (which is likely cheaper than you traveling up here to attempt to resolve it yourself). Best of luck.
Q. What’s the best way to go about getting visitation established through the court.
A: You just have to shop around and find an attorney you are comfortable with who charges a reasonable fee. Then you are just gonna have to bite the bullet and figure out a way to pay. If the other parent can not afford an attorney you should not have too much difficulty getting the court to find in your favor. Best of luck.
Q. I drive scooter no D license.Riding with a friend we both got a seat belt ticket. Was wandering what if I don't pay
A: Assuming you got the ticket in NC, if you don't pay or otherwise properly handle your ticket, your case will go into a Failure to Appear status. You will a have a twenty day grace period to take care of things, then a $200 penalty will apply on top of what ever else it takes to take care of the ticket. Also, North Carolina DMV will be notified. They will then give you 30 days to take care of things before they may heap additional fees on you. NC DMV will also likely put you in a national database of people who decided to ignore their tickets. Essentially, the end result of not taking care of your ticket will likely come at some point down the road, in say 10 to 20 years when you get tired of putting around on your scooter and decide to get a license - you won't be able to because you turned what could be less than a $100 ticket with the right traffic attorney into a giant expensive mess. I highly recommend that you do the adult responsible thing which is shop around for a NC traffic attorney to take care of the ticket for you but I am guessing that since you seem to be the kind of person whose life decisions include such gems as not wearing a seat belt in the first place, that you will likely end up in that database. Best of luck and in the future - make good choices. Seat belts save lives.
Q. Is there a law that prohibits a mother of a child who has been sexually molested from living in the home of another man?
A: There is no outright law against it but if the Court and / or DSS was involved in the first case, there may have been some court ordered restrictions placed on the mother. If there were no court ordered restrictions, then there is likely nothing to prevent the mother from putting her child in another potentially bad situation.
Q. How can Virginiaenforce a tint violation on a traveling outofstate vehicle and getaway with violating the righttopasslaw
A: You think you get to just roll thru another state and violate their laws? Really? Why limit it to your window tint? Why don't you go as fast as you want as well? I mean, how can they enforce speed limit laws against you being from out of state and all - you ought to be able to drive thru Virginia as fast as you want. Right? Or how about carrying some dead hookers and a fat suitcase full of heroin in your trunk? You are from out of state, you get to have whatever you want in your car - you got that 'right to pass' law. Right? Or hey, why not just kill all the people in Virginia who piss you off as you are passing thru? The law doesn't apply to you - your from out of state and just 'passing thru' under your 'right to pass' law. If there is such a law - it doesn't mean what you apparently think it means.
Q. I have some old tickets at least 15 yrs old speeding and careless driving. How can I get my license back
A: Basically, this is a problem you throw some money at to make go away. Have a traffic attorney take care of your old tickets in a way that won't suspend you further and then apply for reinstatement with DMV - easy peasy lemon squeazy!
Q. I was never in custody of my children, because I was under age. They have been paying for years now. Is this right.
A: As asked your question makes no sense. What are you trying to ask?
Q. Should I be prepared to pay college tuition if I have no rights to see either of my children?
A: Unless you stupidly agreed to pay for college in some binding agreement, your obligation to pay child support beyond the age of 18 is limited to a circumstance where the child is 18 but has not yet graduated from high school - in which case your obligation typically continues until the child graduates high school. You are of course free to contribute financially after the age of 18 if you want to but you are not under any legal obligation to do so nor can the mother legally force you to pay for college. So your child support obligation ought to drop by half in a year or so when your oldest turns 18 or has graduated high school and you should have no child support obligation within two years when your youngest turns 18 or graduates from high school. This is North Carolina law and since the children reside in South Carolina, you should also check with a South Carolina family law attorney but there is likely not much difference.
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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