How should the SCRA’s protection be addressed by a spouse seeking a divorce?

It is wise to consider whether it is in his or her best interest to delay the divorce entirely until such time as the other spouse can obtain representation. Delays, particularly when the military spouse is overseas on a deployment, can work to the advantage of both spouses, particularly if the military spouse is approaching the end of a normal military career -- 20 years.

In addition, the uninterrupted continuation of any other military benefits may be advantageous to the civilian spouse.