Located in Junction City, Kansas next
to Fort Riley, U.S. Army Post- Konza Law caters to the
needs of Servicemembers and their Families. If a
deployment is imminent we may be able to get some issues
resolved in advance of your deployment.
Deployed Servicemembers - You
do have certain protections under the Servicemembers
Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The SCRA may delay Civil
Litigation during the period of your deployment provided
you demonstrate to the Court that you should be entitled
to the Stay. You will need assistance from your chain of
command to request the stay. If a judgment is entered
against you in your absence during the deployment you
may move to set aside that judgment if you can show a
Waivers - You may waive your
protections under the SCRA to allow certain litigation
to proceed in your absence. In these cases it is wise to
have an attorney represent you, put a settlement
agreement in place before the litigation continues, or
be in a position to return if necessary. Notably, you
can obtain a divorce or other types of relief so long as
you understand the risks involved in not being available
to testify on your own behalf.
Applicability - The SCRA is
applicable to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marine Corps, and Coast Guard on Active Duty. It can
also cover Members of the National Guard called to
Active Duty for more than 30 consecutive days.
Commissioned members of the Public Health Service and
NOAA can also be covered.