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When I got my attorney on the phone, I told him what was going on and he made an appointment for me that afternoon. In the middle of my story, he interrupted me â€œYou are really in a mess here.â€
â€œYeah I know. What should I do?â€
â€œWell, the first thing you have to do is change the locks on the doors and stop talking to Dick. If he calls you, don’t answer, if he shows up at the house, don’t answer the door. I’ll run his name to see if he has a record, or if he’s on the sex offender list, and you sit tight. You might want to consider staying in a hotel for a few days until he calms down.â€
“It won’t be too much of a problem to change the locks, because there aren’t any doorknobs or locks there now. Can we sue him?â€
â€œWell, I don’t suggest that right now. If he’ll just go away so you can hire someone else to finish your house, that would really be the best solution and will save you a lot of money. He probably won’t do anything except fume and threaten for a while. He has 90 days to file a lien. If he doesn’t do anything in that period of time, you can move on and finish the house. Until then, sit tight and see what happens.”
â€œYeah, I know it seems like a long time, but in the scheme of things it can save you a lawsuit that will surely drag on a lot longer than three months and cost you thousands of dollars.â€
90 DAYS! YIKES!