Service Member Gets Stay as Attorney Fails to Understand Military Law

Attorney Rocha's client was deployed while his wife sought spousal support from him. Despite efforts to reasonably settle the matter before the court date and Husband's employment, Wife wanted to proceed with the court date despite Husband being deployed. Attorney Rocha tried to point out to Wife's attorney that Husband was entitled to a stay of the proceedings under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), but Wife's attorney failed to properly research the law and disputed that Husband was. In court, Attorney Rocha complied with the procedures to get his client the stay under the SCRA, and the court granted the stay over Wife's objection. It should be noted that Wife was provided for

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