2015 US Code
Title 50 - War and National Defense (Sections 1 - 4705)
Chapter 50 - Servicemembers Civil Relief (Sections 3901 - 4043)
Subchapter II - General Relief (Sections 3931 - 3938)
Sec. 3935 - Duration and term of stays; codefendants not in service

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Sec. 3935 - Duration and term of stays; codefendants not in service
Containssection 3935
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditOct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title II, §205, as added Pub. L. 108-189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2844.
Statutes at Large References54 Stat. 1181
56 Stat. 770
105 Stat. 39
117 Stat. 2844
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 102-12, Public Law 108-189

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50 U.S.C. § 3935 (2015)
§3935. Duration and term of stays; codefendants not in service(a) Period of stay

A stay of an action, proceeding, attachment, or execution made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by a court may be ordered for the period of military service and 90 days thereafter, or for any part of that period. The court may set the terms and amounts for such installment payments as is considered reasonable by the court.

(b) Codefendants

If the servicemember is a codefendant with others who are not in military service and who are not entitled to the relief and protections provided under this chapter, the plaintiff may proceed against those other defendants with the approval of the court.

(c) Inapplicability of section

This section does not apply to sections 3932 and 4021 of this title.

(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title II, §205, as added Pub. L. 108–189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2844.)


Section was formerly classified to section 525 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


A prior section 205 of act Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. II, 54 Stat. 1181; Oct. 6, 1942, ch. 581, §5, 56 Stat. 770; Pub. L. 102–12, §9(6), Mar. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 39, related to statutes of limitations as affected by period of service, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189. See section 3936 of this title.

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