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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / June 1, 2016 / Category: General

FL Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form

FLORIDA FAMILY LAW CASES: SPECIFIC FORM FOR AFFIDAVIT OF MILITARY SERVICE There is a special affidavit used for Family Law cases in Florida.  The form will be available in the drop-down box on the page where you order affidavits.… Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / March 27, 2016 / Category: Legislative Developments

SCRA Foreclosure Protection Extended to 1 Year

The original Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provided for protection of Servicemembers against foreclosures for a period of 90 days after active duty.  Since then, we have seen SCRA foreclosure protection extended to longer terms, but all the increases had sunsetted … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / March 8, 2016 / Category: Legislative Developments

Change in U.S. Code Section Numbers

On December 1, 2015, the Appendix to Title 50 of the U.S. Code was eliminated. The appendix had been a repository for various, temporary legislation and the House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel determined that lasting, permanent … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / / Category: Legislative Developments

SCRA Legislation Proposed to Codify Settlement of Violations

Over the past several years, the Department of Justice has been vigorously pursuing banks and other financial institutions that have violated the SCRA (the “Act”).  Some of the provisions of settlement agreements have included burdens and standards that exceed those … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / February 25, 2016 / Category: News

ABA Announces Revision in SCRA Compliance Requirements

The American Bankers Association has announced changes to its SCRA compliance requirements. The ABA, which makes available to its members very detailed analyses on Servicemembers Civil Relief Act compliance and HUD’s Servicemembers Civil Relief Act notice disclosure, has announced recent … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / January 24, 2016 / Category: General

Comparing the DMDC with SCRACVS – Pros and Cons

Companies, lenders, servicers, and individuals who need a military status verification in order satisfy a court requirement or to stay in compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act have two resources for accomplishing this task: the Department of Defense Manpower … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / January 13, 2016 / Category: General

Accuracy of Military Status Verification

When seeking information on whether or not someone is on active duty, what can be expected as it relates to the accuracy of military status verification? If the information about the person is not entered precisely correct, how reliable is … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / January 12, 2016 / Category: Court Cases

Private Cause of Action Under SCRA

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”), a federal statute, provides for certain protections for servicemembers.  These protections, discussed in detail in our blog, include Reductions in interest rates on certain obligations Requirements before entries of default judgments Restrictions on … Read the rest

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