Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 1940 was enacted to protect military personnel called to active duty from various civil legal actions. The act limits credit card and mortgage interest. It prevents a landlord from evicting a tenant serving in the military. It also provides delays for civil court actions involving military personnel, specifically divorce.
At the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., in Buffalo, New York, we have handled numerous military divorces and have a thorough knowledge of the act and how it applies to a client involved in a military divorce.
Giving You The Time You Need To Serve Your Country
If you are on active duty, you probably do not have time to deal with legal matters. While lawsuits still need a response, automatic stays will allow you to do your job. At the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., we understand the emotional elements of any divorce action. Sometimes, a couple just wants to get it over with and move on with their lives.
However, the importance of military service for someone on extended deployment or based overseas takes precedent according to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Divorce is a complicated and personal matter that can be a major distraction to spouses serving their country abroad.
The Importance Of Consulting With An Experienced Military Divorce Attorney
In the end, it is best to consult with an experienced military divorce attorney who has a thorough knowledge of the applicable laws and acts. We will let you know what your rights are and how the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act applies to you.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced military divorce lawyer, please contact us.