In the brief period that Marina Tylo represented Natalia Khlevner in her divorce proceedings, the attorney did little more than serve Khlevner’s husband with a summons for a divorce action.

Unfortunately, a judicial hearing officer eventually discovered, Tylo served the summons before filing it and purchasing an index number, thereby rendering the service invalid. The JHO threw out Khlevner’s judgment of divorce, and along with it her favorable settlement agreement.