If there’s anyone who truly deserves to live the American dream it is military service men and women and their families. Because of this there are laws that protect military families against foreclosure, specifically the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003.
According to this law, there are special procedures that need to be followed when foreclosing on the homes of service members and their families. But in all too many cases these procedures were not followed. Banks of all sizes have bypassed required protocol. Because of this, many military families have faced wrongful, unethical foreclosures.
One of the more common violations of the act includes not paying attention to restrictions when it comes to seizing homes after a borrower fails to appear in court. Fortunately, these families can and do fight back, but having someone on their side that understands the unique nature of laws designed to protect military families can help them present a winning case, reestablish ownership of their home and protect their credit.
After these families have done so much for us, allowing them to be damaged by an unlawful foreclosure is something we as a country need to vigilantly fight against. If your family has been affected by one of these many cases, or if you suspect there’s something not right about foreclosure procedures that you and your family are going through do not hesitate to contact a foreclosure attorney. Having the right representation can even the playing field and give you a fighting chance to protect your home and your family.
Financial Times: “US lenders review military foreclosures,” Shahien Nasiripour, Nov. 28, 2011