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
80 Questions Answered

Q. Filed Motion to Stay custdy MOJO-have Perm Custdy Order hearing soon I objectd draft how can get infront of judge before
A: I have no idea why your attorney withdrew and moreover why you'd consent to it. If you can't afford an attorney, I can understand that and you'll just have to continue muddling through on your own - these issues are far too complex for us to help you in any meaningful way in a forum like this. However, if you can afford an attorney - you need to hire one ASAP. You clearly have no idea what you are doing and freely admit you not only got suckered with a dismissal ploy but signed a consent order without reading it. It is likely that if you continue on by yourself - you can expect more of the same results.
Q. I got a break light and speeding ticket in bluff city tn I got the break light fixed can I go get it dropped before
A: First, you should be asking you question to TN lawyers. Second, never pay off a ticket - that usually ends up being a very dumb thing to do. Just Google traffic lawyers in Bluff City TN, call around and go with the attorney that quotes you the cheapest flat rate fee.
Q. Husband broke separation agreement; failed to remove my name from mortgage and has cut contact. Want name off & divorce!
A: Virtually everything you are saying is wrong-ish. First, you are not 'legally separated' at least not in North Carolina. In NC there is no such thing or distinction as legally separated - one is simply separated or they are not. When it comes to divorce, in NC you do not need your spouses consent, permission or even cooperation. If you meet the eligibility requirements you are entitled to a divorce as a matter of law and there isn't squat all he can legally do to prevent it. So if he has resided in NC for at least the last 6 months, your best bet is likely to file for divorce here in NC, incorporate your separation agreement into your divorce judgment so that it becomes a court order and then pop him where it hurts with a show cause order for contempt of court if he doesn't come into immediate compliance with the separation agreement - oh, and yes, reimbursement for your legal fees.
Q. Missed court on a ticket for an expired registration, so the court suspended my license. Can I have the s.l. removed.
A: The short answer is no. While you can fix the suspension, you can not remove the record of the suspension.
Q. Do I need to appear in divorce court for motion summary judgement?
A: Depends on several things: If you have an attorney - ask your attorney but you likely do not need to appear. If you made the really dumb decision to do your own divorce and this is your motion, then in addition to paying more than you needed to and having to do all your own work to boot, yeah, youse gotta shlep yourself to Court. If you are the defendant and merely received a copy of the motion and you don't care one way or another about the divorce or are too busy planning a party to celebrate the fact that you may never see you soon to be ex ever again, then no you do not need to go to Court.
Q. I noticed a factual error on a traffic citation I got. Even if I was at fault, would this change anything?
A: Not likely. In good 'ol boy North Carolina if law enforcement screws up a traffic citation an ADA will likely simply amend or correct the error.
Q. My wife filed for Absolute Divorce & won by lying about date of separation. 2 mos, not 1 yr sepatn. Anyway I can reopen?
A: First things first - you don't 'win' a divorce and there is no such thing as 'legal separation papers'. That said, if she lied about the separation date, she can be in a heap of trouble as she may be charged with perjury and you may be able to get the divorce set aside. However, being 'sickly' and unaware of what you were served with doesn't necessarily relieve you of the need to have answered or otherwise properly / timely responded to the divorce complaint. There is no question you need an attorney which is what you should have done to begin with or you can expect a lot more of what you call 'railroading'. Best of luck!
Q. I want my step dad to legally adopt me. Where do I start? Do I have to file in my state of residency or his? Help
A: You are an adult, the time for you to have been adopted has passed. Some states do allow the adoption of an adult but usually only if the adult meets certain requirements such as being physically and / or mentally impaired.
Q. Wife leaves husband for co worker, Commited for manic hypersexuality What does husband do when she gets out.
A: This question presupposes (assumes) that wife may come back and that husband actually has some sort of choice in the matter. If so, this is more of and personal life choice question than a legal one. However, if it were my choice, I think I would consult with a local family law attorney about separation and eventual divorce and move on with my life. But that's just me. One thing is for certian, while it is good to seek input this is something you will ultimately have to decide for yourself if your wife doesn't decide for you.
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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