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Amanda Bowden Houser

Amanda Bowden Houser

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
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  • 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 Jones and surrounding counties 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
  • 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.
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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
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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
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Better Business Bureau
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982 Questions Answered

Q. I had to move in w my daughter father and fam, before this I had an custody and support order issued his sister actual h
A: What's legal and what is right are often two different things. She is likely able to legally evict you so if you want or need to stay where you are you may need to work something out with your daughter's father and the homeowner. Of course you can always, take the child and the support money and move somewhere else. Best of luck.
Q. Hi thanks for answering my question however I didnt word it right sorry yes I understand she can evect me however, i fel
A: You may have a case, but you would need to consult with a local attorney who can review your situation in more detail to determine if you can sue the homeowner for anything like emotional distress or possibly have her charged with crimes like blackmail. What she is doing definitely does not seem right or fair considering that you are giving the support money back presumably in exchange for being allowed to stay there. Here's the thing, it would likely be easier to just remove yourself and your child from all of that rather than go through what it would take to sue her if you are eligible to do so. However, if you really want to look into it, you should shop around and consult with some local attorney's - you are not wasting our time or being a bother asking questions about what your rights are.
Q. What this means? offense desc in va code sec 46.2-390.1
A: This appears to be a Virginia violation - ask a Virginia Traffic Attorney.
Q. Could I get a family friends almost 16 year old daughter if CPS takes her?
A: If CPS takes her they may consider you but likely not. It'd likely be better for the mother to consent to you having custody to preemptively side step DSS. If they get involved, there is no telling what will happen - they are the very definition of unpredictable (and that is the nicest thing I can say about them). If the mother is agreeable, consult with a local family law attorney. Obviously, time is a factor so if you are serious, look into it ASAP. Best of luck.
Q. had an affair 3 years ago. wife found out 100 days ago. We have remained together.can she file for div from bed and boar
A: The affair is irrelevant to whether she can file for divorce from bed and board - she could do that for any reason. Of course, the fact that there was an affair makes her case a bit stronger if she decides to go that route. However, filing a divorce from bed and board or duking things out in court in general is basically just paying strangers to make decisions that you and your wife could have made fairly together for free or at very low cost in a formal written separation and property settlement agreement with the guidance of an attorney who has your best interest in mind rather than their wallet. A divorce form bed and board can run $5000 or more a separation agreement which can accomplish the same thing runs $250 for an average couple - you do the math.
Q. I just received a "Motion for Contempt" for medical bills from my ex-wife for my now 22 y/o that are 4-9 yrs old
A: The outcome depends on several factors but two are most important: 1) if the bills are legitimate, and 2) if you are under an obligation to pay. If so - ya gotta pay up simple as that. At this point, you just need to bite the bullet and hire an attorney. Your odds of a motion to dismiss or even really successfully defending against the contempt on your own are likely less than slim and none, especially if you roll up into to court with the story you told here. Good news is after this is over you likely won't ever have to deal with them again.
Q. We are in the process of getting a divorce. I am in NC and he is in TN. The separation papers says he has to cover me on
A: Of course you can not force his employer to cover you. However, depending on whether you have a valid enforceable agreement and what the wording of the agreement is, you may be able to force him to purchase a separate equivalent insurance policy.
Q. A 4m old was taking by cps and officers the 1hr they knew the mother of the child wouldn’t be home.
A: This is essentially what often happens when you let DSS into your business and cooperate with them. DSS is so bad that often your best bet is to simply leave the state with the child as soon as you get wind of them sniffing around. However, in your case that ship has sailed long ago. Now that they are in your business, getting them out is going to be very difficult. Your options are to continue to cooperate or hire an attorney, sadly that choice is often dictated by what you can afford and they know it. If you can not afford an attorney, they will pretty much do what ever they want. Step out of line, piss of a worker, or even look at one of them the wrong way and you end up paying for it with more demands, more restrictions and more time away from your child. There really is not much middle ground, you either step and fetch and hope for the best or you hire an aggressive attorney. Best of luck.
Q. How should i prepare for hearing
A: If the older child is living with the mother - why do you think she shouldn't get money? Don't want to pay child support, have your mother take the child back or move for a modification of custody yourself to have the older child live with you. Otherwise, pay child support. Your other option is to hire a family law attorney but the bottom line is is the older child is now actually living with mom you likely won't get to hide behind your mother having custody to avoid paying child support.
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The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Telephone: (910) 333-9679
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