Our site has a single function: to determine if a person is in active military service. Creditors (such as banks and mortgage companies) and their attorneys and agents as well as others need to be cautious about taking certain action against people who are on active duty or who may have recently left active duty (the Act’s protections may extend up to a year after termination of active duty).
People who contract with Servicemembers may also need some verification. Searches are conducted to determine whether or not a servicemember is active, and subject to the protections of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
We do not, however, offer legal advice and therefore recommend that you contact your closest legal resource or if you are in the military, try your local Judge Advocate General.
Resources for Servicemembers and Families
- MilitaryOneSource.mil is the Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.
- Military Legal Assistance Office Locator is where you find the nearest Armed Forces Legal Assistance Office in the continental United States.
- LawHelp.org was created for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them and provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state.
Resources for the Industry
- Judge’s Guide is an excellent treatise written by Mark E. Sullivan and is relied upon by Judges across the country.
- About.com has a good article of alternate ways of locating military personnel and historical information about a person’s military service.
- Legislative History (Report from Congressional Research Service)
- Child Support, published by the US Department of Health and Human Services
SCRACVS is unable to authenticate any information contained in the resources set forth above, and the links and information is not to be construed as the rendering of any advice.