Frustrated landlord wants to understand the Servicememebers Civil Relief act so she and determine if she can evict her military tenant.Read more
Regulators have jointly issued guidance -Interagency Guidance on Mortgage Servicing Practices Concerning Military Homeowners with Permanent Change of Station Orders, concerning the mortgage practices against military personnel.
Veteran Aligned Services Team (VAST) care model, is the new model designed to offer comprehensive preventative care solution, offering coaching services by subject matter experts and anchored by Lead Veteran Coaches (LVCs).
Areas of focus include:
- Behavioral Health: healthy relationships; effective communication; stress management;
-Wellness: weight and fitness tracking; sleep hygiene; healthy eating; smoking cessation;
- Finances: budgeting and debt management; understanding veterans’ benefits and navigating the claims process; assisting with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) issues; and
- Careers: military skills translation; resume development; interviewing skills; navigating the federal hiring process; education on veteran workplace rights; career lifecycle management.Read more
With so many reports of Service Members Civil Relief Act violation, it is good to report good news. Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) have joined forces and are committed to helping veterans, who have special needs as a result of their service. The goal of their efforts is to help successfully transition these veterans back to civilian life after experiencing life-threatening injuries.Read more
“We’ve got your back.” Those are the sentiments expressed in word and in legislation for our Service men and women. The Department of Justice, in partnership with other federal agencies, is committed to enforcing the federal laws that protect the civil rights of servicemembers.Read more
After serving multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan a service member returns home and is denied a rental opportunity by an anti-war landlord.Read more
Divorce rates increase for certain segments but not for service men and women. Congress is taking action to help provide financial security and reduce the impact that deployment plays in child custody disputes, military service men and women. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) sets forth limitations on legal actions that may be taken against an individual on active military duty. As a condition precedent to taking such action, an active duty military search must be undertaken either through the SCRACVS at www.ServicememberscivilreliefAct.com or, if the social security number of the individual is known, the Department of Defense Manpower Data Center (“DMDC”) at www.dmdc.osd.mil.
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The SCRA should be reviewed carefully to determine, in advance, what protections are afforded the servicemember and what steps may be necessary to ensure jurisdiction over the individual, and what assurance the Court will require that the relief sought is proper and timely under the SCRA. This is a fairly specific area of the law and, besides delays and not prevailing in court, there can be severe penalties for failure to comply with the SCRA. The purpose of the SCRA was to relieve servicemembers of the stress and distractions associated with litigation (which would include divorce and child custody) while they are on active military duty serving their country.
The SCRA does not say that a servicemember is immune from suit (although it would be impossible to obtain a default judgment). Instead, it sets out certain precautions to achieve the objectives of the Act. In every case, the judge will require a military affidavit from the plaintiff or counsel indicating that a active duty military search has been conducted and that the individual is or is not entitled to the protections of the SCRA. In certain cases, the Judge may appoint an attorney to represent an active servicemember in order to allow the court action to proceed; however, the SCRA provides no funding for such representation.Read more