NO civil case can be brought against a soldier while he is deployed overseas. NO divorce, custody, repossession, just about anything. There was a case though a few years ago when a judge took custody of a marine's child from him while he was in Iraq and gave it to his ex wife. She said that it had nothing to do with the SSCRA because she would have taken custody from the father anyways. The servicemember may be able to get emergency leave though to go to court if he/she is in danger of loosing custody of a child.
From the law itself:
Extends the application of a servicememberâ€™s right to stay court hearings to administrative hearings. It now requires a court or administrative hearing to grant at least a 90-day stay if requested by the servicemember. Additional stays can be granted at the discretion of the judge or hearing official.
at 12:59 PM on Jul. 8, 2010