Legislative Developments

By: Roy L. Kaufmann

New Legislation Would Grant More SCRA Oversight For CFPB

News stories highlighting fines assessed by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency or the Department of Justice related to the Servicemember Civil Relief Act are fairly commonplace. For example, we recently outlined OCC and DOJ complaints against …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Bill Proposed To Extend SCRA Mortgage Protections

Editor’s Note:  Since the time this blog article was published, the time period of protections after termination of active duty has changed over the years.  See Section 533 of the SCRA, particularly, Footnote 9. Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tennessee, recently …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Child Custody Protections

Active-duty military members are getting better safeguards in child custody cases. The House of Representatives passed an addition to child custody protections afforded to servicemembers as part of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as part of the most recent military …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Proposed Indiana SCRA Would Expand Military Members’ Protections

A number of Indiana lawmakers, including Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, came together Aug. 19 to discuss a plan to expand protections for servicemembers with active military status. The Indiana Servicemembers Civil Relief Act would enforce civil penalties for …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Mass. Law: Notice Shifts Burden from Servicemembers To Lender

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) generally requires that, for a Servicemember to be protected by the provisions of the SCRA, the servicemember must affirmatively send a notice to lenders.  A provision in the SCRA that shifts burden to the …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA – Legislative History of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Note: There have been changes since the publication of this Blog Article. See supplement also at: https://www.servicememberscivilreliefact.com/blog/change-u-s-code-revision/ Also see the footnotes at the bottom of this page for changes in the length of time after military service that foreclosure protections …

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