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Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act

Bankruptcy Attorney in Irvine, CA

Financial debt is something that can affect everyone, including those that are serving in the military. At Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C., they are able to offer exceptional legal services to a wide range of individuals and families that have found themselves facing debt. Whether your debt is substantial or you expect it will only continue to climb, it is best that you do not waste any time before talking to an Irvine bankruptcy lawyer. The firm has a strong grasp on bankruptcy law and understands the many intricacies to filing. If you are a current or former member of the military, there can be unique details of your case that need to be addressed by the right professional.

The firm understands your position and the different aspects that will be present. They will be able to inspect your case and get back to you shortly with information regarding it. They can offer counsel and qualified legal guidance on a beneficial way to go about the bankruptcy. The Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SRA) addresses these alternative situations and provides for a way to adapt to the varying needs. It was an advancement from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). Through it, members of the military were given the ability to be protected against an entry of default judgment, when they have not responded or appeared before the court for their case. The court is also given the ability to stay proceedings against members which will delay the process until it is able to be continued.

As a member of the military, it can be highly difficult to deal with your commitment to the government that may take you to different locations or keep you more than occupied, as well as dealing with debt issues. The act offers protection and gives the fair assistance to military members that they understandably deserve. 50 U.S.C. app. §§ 501 et seq is where the act is given and through it, not only do the military members benefit, but the nation as a whole does when its forces are not taken from their responsibility to deal with a situation that can wait. They can focus their full attention on the defense of the country when they know that their civil obligations have been put on hold.

Legal Aid for Military Members

Forbearance can be given, as well as lower interest for debts that were incurred before entering into military duty. The dependents of a military member can also be protected through the possible prevention of rental evictions. This pertains to payments of $1,200 or lower that are not being paid. Servicemembers that are deployed for 90 days or more or those that are given a change of station order that is permanent can also be granted the right to terminate a housing lease. Those that can be protected under this act include any active members that are currently active, or citizens of the country that are active in the military of a U.S. Typically, the act will be a safe haven for military members until they are discharged (or within 90 days of this) or they are fatally injured.

In certain situations, inductees and reservists that are yet to be active but have received their orders can be granted certain rights under the act. You may be facing debt from a mortgage, taxes, credit cards or a trial that has yet to be resolved and these debts can be a weight on top of the responsibility that you already have to face. As a member of the military that is serving the country, you deserve to be protected. When you are looking out for defense, the last thing you should have to worry about are the expenses that you owe. This act can offer you further protection and a skilled attorney will be able to make sure that you receive the full benefits of it.

There are numerous details in finance related laws and without fully understanding the facts that are related to your case, you may fail to receive the full amount of benefits that are owed to you. The debt that is included will be that which was incurred before you entered into service and a professional will be able to look into the whole scope of this. They can review your case and come up with a plan of action that makes sure you are looked out for. After the time is up and you are in a position where you are then able to address your debt, they can work with you to resolve this matter, whether it is through bankruptcy or another option. Debt is not something that should hold you back and the firm may be able to help prevent from it doing so.

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