Legislative Developments

By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Washington State SCRA – House Votes for More Protections

The Washington state House of Representatives recently passed provisions that broaden the protections of the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). House Bill 1056, which passed unanimously, has a similar version, Senate Bill 5041, for the Senate’s … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

DOJ Dedicates Extra Funding to Enforce SCRA

The Department of Justice is gearing up to crack down on violators of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and to enforce SCRA requirements. This includes moneylenders, banks, financial institutions, servicers, landlords/housing corporations,  storage facility operators and more. The SCRA was … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

New DoD SCRA Regulations for Moneylenders

If you’re a moneylender, recent regulation changes to the Military Lending Act issued by the DoD could greatly affect your business. Banks and other lending institutions likely know about the SCRA regulations the Department of Defense set up in 2006 … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

FL Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form

Florida Family Law Cases Specific Form For Affidavit Of Military Service Florida uses a special affidavit for Family Law cases. The form is available in the drop-down box on the page where you order affidavits. When should I select … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

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

U.S. Code Revision Changes SCRA Citations

The most recent U.S. code revision calls for changes in how the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is cited. The House of Representatives Office of the Law Revision Counsel eliminated the appendix to Title 50 of the U.S. Code on Dec. … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

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

New Law Updates SCRA Military Protections

‘New Law Complements SCRA Military Protections’ The U.S. government is constantly looking for effective methods to safeguard active-duty military members’ financial and legal rights. Historically, one of the most beneficial laws has been the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, but even … Read the rest

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