Legal-Ease: Active military enjoys certain homeland protections

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Federal law provides certain automatic protections to military personnel. Most of these protections are provided by the “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act,” and it can provide significant relief to military personnel and their family members when it applies.

This weekend, we are reminded of the incredible service of so many people in defending our country. Deployed military personnel often ask for practical help from non-deployed family members to ensure that the service members’ loan payments are made, that their properties are maintained and that other rights are protected.

However, federal law also provides certain “automatic” protections to active military personnel. The law that provides most of these protections is called the “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.” The SCRA is very focused as to the circumstances within which it applies. But when the SCRA applies, it provides significant relief to military personnel and their families and imposes harsh penalties on others who do not comply with it.

Read Lee’s full article on military law in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Active military enjoys certain homeland protections

Source: LimaOhio.com, Legal-Ease: Active military enjoys homeland protections by Lee R. Schroeder, May 24, 2014

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