Does SCRA protect military personnel from all lawsuits, including divorce?

No. SCRA can delay any legal proceeding, but it doesnít provide a blanket immunity. A trial court can stay (or hold off) the litigation if military service would have a material effect on his ability to defend the litigation, in this case, the divorce. By the same token, a court can also deny any stay under the same reasoning, that is, if the military service has no material effect on his ability to defend the litigation.

Courts do not tolerate using a stay granted under the SCRA to postpone civil litigation unreasonably or defeat it entirely, but the United States Supreme court has said that SCRA must be read with "an eye friendly to those who dropped their affairs to answer their country’s call."