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Lenders Exploiting Holes In The SCRA To Trap Military Personnel

Jul 29 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases, News

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act exists to protect military personnel, who are often among the most vulnerable to shady financial practices, from exploitation and unfair penalties resulting from their service. Under this law, lenders are required to perform an active

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Judge Rules Against Miami-Dade In SCRA Case

Jul 28 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases

In a recent case that highlights the importance of following the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to the letter, a federal judge ruled against Miami-Dade County after officials demolished a house belonging to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jesus Jimenez.

According …

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Florida Attorney General Highlights Protections For Those With Active Military Status

Jul 28 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General

In response to National Military Consumer Protection Day, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi highlighted protections that she helped to enact in order to protect active military status soldiers from financial harm. Because of their specific situations, military members are often particularly …

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Can I Evict A Tenant With Active Military Service?

Jul 26 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: General

Certain civil protections exist under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act that protect members of the armed forces from civil actions, including evictions. These protections are in place in order to help our military personnel stay focused on their essential jobs …

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Parents With Active Military Status May Get Extra Protection In Michigan

Jul 26 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases, News

Following the recent public opinion surrounding a court case in which an active-duty military dad came close to losing custody of his daughter because of his deployment on a submarine, state politicians are looking at ways to give more security …

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Michigan Judge Ignores Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Jul 17 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases

A Michigan judge made an error last month by issuing a warrant for servicemember Matthew Hindes’ arrest after he failed to appear in court for a custody hearing, according to Inquisitr. The error? Hindes failed to appear in court because he was …

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Obama signs order to help students with active military status

Jul 17 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: News

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act exists in part to help ensure that members of the U.S. military are given the tools they need to succeed in the world outside of the armed forces. In an expansion of the Act, President Obama …

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Michigan Judge Defends Actions in Servicemember Custody Case

Jul 14 2014
By: Roy L. Kaufmann
Categories: Court Cases, News

Judge Noe, the Michigan judge who issued a bench warrant for a sailor aboard a U.S. submarine who couldn't show up for a custody case in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, changed her ruling and ordered a stay until …

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