This is a serious question. If you have been doing construction long enough you have had to sue you client to get paid. It's a joke with high end clients they know the law how long a law suite can drag on. 3 year if they are good. They can bond the lien. They can run up legal bills. Who protects us. I am in it now over 1.5 mil. Owed they knew what they were doing. Now I have a lien filed and protected by the law suit. It does me nothing. I know what they owe on there 7 mil third vacation home. They don't need the money. I have paid all subs all suppliers and I realize nobody protects the contractor. One complaint every agency opens a investigation against us very quickly. Contractors have a bad name for very good reason. There are more horrible ones then descent ones. There is a small percentage of great ones. But my god we are on the hook for everything. It's time to think of another approach. Someone has had to find a different way. Come from a bizarre approach that will wake the client up. They enjoy there beautiful vacation home. While we sit and wait. Some loos everything. Some can't get a attorney. Some negotiate for pennies on the dollar. I will find a alternative way to sue them while I watch the lawyers do discovery. Then there experts. Then counter sue. File motions. It's criminal. We will finally get to a mandatory settlement conference that will get pushed off because there lawyer filed a motion for dismissal because I forgot to cross a t or something silly. We defend it. And FINALY maybe we get to this mandatory settlement conference. And no matter what documentation you have. And you and your lawyer can prove without a shadow of a doubt every single allegation in the cross complaint. You settle. I learned at a very young age. From a judge. Approx 5 percent of all lawsuits go to trial. NEVER believe you will win. The truth does not mean a whole lot. Never let your ego get in your way. And if your attorney wants to go to trial. Get a new attorney. There are always exceptions. But are you really willing to risk it on a coin flip. And maybe loss. Maybe have a judgement against you. Who helps us. When we really do deserve to be paid.