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February 1983 was a pivotal month for the rights of a civilian spouse. A military family law case at that time established the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) to support civilian spouses and their families. This act confirms that retirement pay is “empowered, but not required” to be marital property and therefore divisible by a divorce order.
Going through a divorce with the military can introduce unique circumstances. To start, military divorce is not a legal term; it is simply a term to describe a divorce that has one or more of the litigants are in the military or retired from the military.
The lengthy wars in Afghanistan and Iraq tested the U.S. military in dynamic ways and led to unforeseen consequences both for our Massachusetts servicemen and servicewomen as well as for their families.
If you are a student loan borrower, keep detailed documentation of your loan and all payments, from the beginning. And if you are being sued for delinquent payments—on a student loan or any other debt—consult with Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC regarding your options.
Contact us at Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC now. Our attorneys have decades of experience in serving clients with student loan debt and similar financial situations. Let us review your case and discuss what would work best for you. We are here to help!
A recent news article states that nearly 40 percent of borrowers are in various stages of delinquency or default.
If you are a co-signer on a student loan, you may find yourself wondering what to do if the borrower has dropped out of school and shows no signs of worrying about paying back the debt—or even with graduation behind them and a new job, they may still be struggling. If you are beginning to receive calls from debt collectors and are worried about what is going to happen to your credit score, consult with an experienced law firm like Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC now.
Many consumers and borrowers today though are eschewing worry and respect for the credit score in lieu of more strategic financial moves.
Fraud due to empty promises is one reason forgiveness is sought for many student loans, with a recent news article stating that the majority of these cases filed are by borrowers who attended for-profit learning institutions.