Returning Soldiers Get Foreclosure Reprieve

The Illinois General Assembly this week gave returning military personnel some extra time in the foreclosure process with the passing of Public Act 096-0901. The legislation gives military personnel returning from overseas a 90-day stay during foreclosure proceedings.

The law covers anyone who is considered on active military duty within 12 months of the foreclosure filing. This legislation is in addition to veteran protection under the federal service members section of the Civil Relief Act.
The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2011.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 27:  An American soldier walks with his equipment October 27, 2009 at Forward Operating Base Wilson in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. According to reports, U.S. President Barack Obama is still mulling a decision whether to send more troops to Afghanistan and has said he won't be rushed into making the decision.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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