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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Troop Deployment Highlights Renters’ Rights Under SCRA

In early August, the U.S. Army announced that 2,500 troops from upstate New York’s Fort Drum would be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. This news is just the latest deployment from the area, as over the past decade countless service …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Court Ruling: Military Affidavit For All Civil Proceedings

When do you need a military affidavit? Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, all active-duty military members are afforded certain rights. One of those protections addresses court cases — specifically, what happens if a servicemember cannot appear in court to …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

New Law Updates 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 this piece of legislation isn’t perfect.…

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

CFPB: SCRA Violations Still Problem For Student Loan Servicers

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is designed to protect active-duty military members’ rights while deployed, both in the U.S. and abroad. Today, one of the biggest issues with the SCRA is compliance. When are military members’ rights different than the …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Violations Cost Lender and Servicer

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act affords military personnel certain protections from financial obligations such as nonjudicial foreclosures, credit card debt, student loans and mortgage payments while they are away on active duty. Maintaining SCRA compliance is a must for financial …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Dealership Claims No SCRA Know-How, Still Pays Up

In most cases when you don't pay off your car loans, the vehicle is shut down or repossessed. This is a lesson Luis Miguel Delhaes recently learned, though he didn't have to. His case wasn't like most.  He bought a car …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRA Applies To More Than Just Debt

  You may know that active-duty military members get certain privileges regarding their mortgage and auto loan payments. But did you know that these benefits extend to credit card debt as well? Kitsana Dounglomchan, a 12-year Air Force veteran, recently …

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

DOE Mulls Changes To SCRA Benefits Application

In response to a recent Obama Administration initiative, the Department of Education has announced its intention to form a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare the specifics of the proposed regulations. Among other regulatory issues being considered is a change to …

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