Amanda Bowden Houser

Amanda Bowden Houser

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • 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
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
  • 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
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. (2008)
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2011)
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Certifications
A+
Better Business Bureau
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Houser Law Firm Website
Legal Answers
109 Questions Answered

Q. How long do I have to wait to file for divorce after being granted a restraining order for domestic violence
A: North Carolina is a no fault state so the restraining order has zero to do with your divorce. You and your spouse will both be eligible to file for divorce fro the other when: 1) you have been physically separated (not living together) for at least one year and with at least one of you having the intention not to resume the marital relationship and 2) one of you must have been a resident of NC for at least 6 months prior to filing. Also, there is no such thing as a 'legal separation' in NC - you are simply either separated or you are not.
Q. Lis Pendens
A: Wife can flap her pie hole all she wants. She likely can not sell the house without your consent. You can file a lis pendens if you want but it is likely unnecessary. Just consult with a local family law attorney and take the steps necessary to protect your interest in the property.
Q. Will I have to be physically present for a divorce that was filed in California? I live in North Carolina.
A: That is a question for a California attorney. But if you are not in agreement, you will likely want to show up.If you don't, things will likely be decided in your husbands favor.
Q. My local sheriff served notification papers non persona. Do I still need to run ad since it wasn't in person?
A: If that is your spouses residence AND the person who receive the papers is also a resident there, 18 or older and not mentally ill then service is likely proper.
Q. I am 16 and I have court next week. My father keeps saying he isn't gonna take me and let me just go to jail.
A: Yes, it is allowed. A parent is not obligated to be your chauffeur. Take a cab, take a bus, call a friend or other family members - you gots lots of options. If you don't go to Court you will likely be arrested. If you are arrested, explain to everyone that you did your best to get to Court and that you father refused to take you. But ultimately you will stand tall before the man whether your father takes you there or not.
Q. I received a ticket for passing prematurely before a passing zone. Is there a driving class I can take to get it dropped
A: It would likely be easier to hire an attorney rather than jerk around attending driving classes. However, a safe driving school may be an option but you will want to work that deal out with an ADA first - every district sets their own policies, some allow driving school others don't and some only allow certain driving schools. so you don't want to jump the gun like you did when you improperly passed and go to a driving school without talking to an ADA first or you could waste your time and money. If the address on your ticket is correct you will (if you haven't already) likely receive a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You don't need F. Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket so just roll with the least expensive on and get this reduced to a non- moving violation or some other similar reduction. It will likely be less than attending driving school and definitely less hassle.
Q. What can i do about a mother who uses my daughter against me to get her way and keeps her from me when she doesnt?
A: Throughly document the instances where mom is being a jerk, Hire an attorney and get custody.
Q. If I sign a piece of paper saying to pay her do I have to? I was told a verbal aggrement means I can't change it.
A: You don't have to pay her squat. But if you signed something and if that something turns out to be a valid enforceable contract, the it is possible she could go to Court and attempt to make you pay.
Q. I been separated since nobember 2015. I pay my wife separation pay. When should I stop paying her if she wont divorce?
A: If there's nothing saying you have to pay her, like a Separation Agreement or a Court Order, then why are you paying her? If you want a divorce, why are you waiting for her to do it? In NC you do not need her permission or consent or for her to sign off on paperwork to get divorced. If you meet the eligibility requirements for divorce, you are entitled to a divorce as a matter of law and there isn't squat all she can do legally to prevent it. Got to www.easyncdivorce.com and get this wrapped up.
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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