Yeh thorSG1, interesting to know about California rules. It's possible it's that way in Kansas too. Let's hope it's the same.
One thing I forgot to mention earlier:
If you can/are going to bring a Mechanic's Lien against someone, there usually TIME SESATIVE (Meaning, you have as little a 90 days from the time you provided service to file the ML) Time is your enemy.
Also, usually for a Mechanic's Lien, the rules are different for general contractors and sub-contractors. Different for commercial and residential, as well.
"Don't be gun shy on the next big project tho....make sure you get some working capitol from them before you lift a finger."
True, very true. I like the payout schedule discussed here earlier. It might not be the standard in the industry but we need to make it standard for our own companies. Sometimes the hardest rules to stick to are the ones we create for ourselves.
Luke and Renna, thanks for the heads-up on this and I hope it sorts itself out.