When a lawsuit is filed and the Court determines that the Defendant is on active military duty, the Court is unable to enter a judgment until the Court appoints an attorney to represent the service member’s interests. ‘If an attorney designated… to represent a service member cannot identify the service member, actions by the attorney in the matter shall not relinquish any defense of the service member or otherwise bind the service member,’ according to the law. In other words, lenders beware: if your borrower is on current military duty, your best choice is to wait until his or her service is completed before launching a lawsuit.
As a result, the law extends — and expands — the safeguards that Congress first guaranteed to World War II servicemen and women. Our service men should be able to focus on their military missions without having to worry about their debts.
By Site Producer|Published On: August 23rd, 2022|Last Updated: August 23rd, 2022|
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