Good members of the military pay their just debts; failure to do so can produce serious consequences. Military personnel and their spouses work hard to get and keep their financial life in order. Sometimes, however, credit and debt counseling assistance or legal advice is necessary. If you need help in working out a budget for yourself or your family, personnel in your legal assistance office can refer you to military community experts for nonlegal financial advice.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act may extend the time you have to make payments and reduce interest you owe if your entry in the military has limited your ability to pay debts incurred before you entered the military. Your legal assistance attorney can provide you with more detailed information.