What Is The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a set of federal statutes designed to protect the rights of active-duty military personnel who are involved in civil matters. State courts, such as courts that handle divorce proceedings, and administrative agencies are required to follow the provisions of the SCRA.

The SCRA is known for its application to servicemembers who are unable to appear in court due to their military obligations. Many people know that servicemembers who are parties in a divorce or a foreclosure action have important rights under the SCRA, but there are many other aspects of the act.

If you need the advice of an attorney with regard to a family law matter or another legal challenge that relates to the SCRA, our firm can assist you. We have been helping military personnel with legal matters for decades.

St. Louis Military Law Attorney Serving Edwardsville And Belleville

At the St. Louis law firm of Alan E. DeWoskin, P.C., we advise and represent military servicemembers and their spouses in legal matters covered by the SCRA. Our attorney, Alan E. DeWoskin, are both military veterans with extensive knowledge of civilian and military law. We use this experience to help our clients protect their legal rights and reach positive outcomes related to:

  • A court getting in touch with a service member before issuing a judgment (default judgment)
  • Stays of proceedings
  • Foreclosure actions
  • Termination of an apartment or vehicle lease

Our firm understands the challenges faced by military personnel and their families. We represent both servicemembers and spouses of servicemembers, providing personal service and focusing on getting results.

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If you are seeking legal guidance for a military-related matter, our lawyer can help you understand your options for handling the matter properly. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) attorney in St. Louis, Missouri.