The Service Member Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and a variety of other laws offer special protections to current service members. In recognition of some of these protections, the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts recently prepared form AOC-G-250 to allow for the submission of evidence on military status when required by law. Specifically, an inquiry into military service should be made when a default judgment becomes a potential issue in a civil case because additional protections apply to current service members. There may be reasons to submit this information earlier. Some of the protections that can be provided to current service members include:
- postponing a civil case to prevent interference with military duties,
- reduced interest rates and
- postponement of foreclosures.
To read more about the SCRA, you can visit: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving?content_id=267394. To get information about how the rules apply in a specific case, please contact an attorney.