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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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    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.
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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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602 Questions Answered

Q. divorced with no separation agreement need to get my name off the mortgage is there any way to do that
A: It sounds very much like you did your own divorce - if so, the situation you are in now is a prime reason why that is an incredibly bad idea. If property issues were not addressed at the time of the divorce, you can not now address that under normal equitable distribution. You likely should talk to a local real property attorney to see what can be done. Worst case scenario, you are on the hook financially for property you potentially do not own. So there is likely very little incentive for your ex to work with you in any way. I wish I had better news. Maybe a local attorney can review your situation in more detail and offer better options. Best of luck.
Q. Changing Custody Rights from Another State
A: TWO is simply going to have to bite the bullet and hire an attorney or if TWO want's to invoke god's law, I suppose TWO could ask god to smite ONE. An attorney will likely yield better results.
Q. How much trouble will i get in if i leave the state without my parent permission at the age of 17.
A: You likely will just be picked up and returned (its not like they don't know where you are going). You likely should be more concerned with how much trouble your mother could get into.
Q. I just got my first ticket after a year of driving. I was going 75 in a 55 zone is it possibly I can get this ticket
A: Possible - yes but the odds of that possibility are less than slim and none. Also, where you are is irrelevant. Where you got the ticket is what's important. Assuming you meant you got the ticket in NC and assuming your address on your ticket is correct, you will likely be getting a crap ton of letters from local traffic attorneys. You do not need F. Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket so just pick the cheapest one and roll with that. It is likely your ticket can be reduced to an Improper Equipment which will result in no license points or insurance increase. Best of luck - and stop speeding!
Q. my friend is 15 and the judge is still giving both parents custody. why can’t she choose who she wants to stay with?
A: She has no say because she is a child - that changes at 18.
Q. I have not had a license since 2010. Who would I contact to find the steps to take to get my license reinstated
A: DWI's are not infractions. Get enough of them or under certain circumstances and they can be felonies. Your best bet is to consult with a local traffic attorney who can review your prior record and provide you with your options for getting reinstated. Best of luck!
Q. is there a case law that prevents Child Support Enforcement from garnishing my wages when I am current on support pmts?
A: Child Support Enforcement is likely to take every penny they legally can take from you. You can consult with a local attorney who can go over your circumstances in more detail and lay out possible options for you - maybe even see if some payment arrangement can be worked out but likely your only viable option will be to tighten your belt and pay what you are required to pay. I wish i had better news - best of luck.
Q. I have 2 speeding tickets, from 2 different officers, going nomore than 15mph over for both. Best way to beat them?
A: The best way to 'beat them' is to not break the law and get them in the first place. As to rescheduling the court dates in hopes of the officers not showing up - what do you think that will accomplish? Are you under the impression that if the officer doesn't show up, your case will be dismissed? If so, you are likely in for a surprise. Since you seem to have the wrong idea about how things are done here in good 'ol boy North Carolina, your best bet is to hire a traffic attorney before you turn what is likely two infractions into a suspension / insurance increase. If your address is correct on your tickets, you will likely get a crap ton of letters from local traffic attorneys. Just pick the cheapest one and roll with that - you do not need F. Lee Bailey for a mere traffic ticket. Best of luck and stop speeding.
Q. Divorce was filed in NY.Now live in NC & he's in NJ. Kids are 18 & 21.Does child support stop at 21?No CS order filed.
A: In NC child support ends at 18 - there are some circumstances where it could be a bit longer but if you have a court order or agreement, that should specify when child support ends.
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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