The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) (previously the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940) is a federal law that protects people who serve on active duty for the nation’s defense from negative effects on their legal rights because of this service. Massachusetts has enacted its own state procedure for making sure parties comply with the federal SCRA before starting a mortgage foreclosure.
You can find additional information about the Massachusetts state procedures for Servicemembers cases in the Land Court, along with helpful resources for homeowners and members of the military, by visiting the Frequently asked questions about servicemembers cases in the Land Court webpage.
- Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 3901-4043.
- Massachusetts procedure, see St. 1943, c. 57 (1943), as amended through St. 1998, c. 142
|Last updated:||December 28, 2022|