I’ve filed at least 10 in the last 20yrs, all for roofing projects. I had one that we went to court, same thing you spoke of. Attorneys threatened to counter sue our company for false paperwork. We ended up in court and won a judgement with the judge making the decision. The opposing attorney claimed that we had not filed the proper paperwork. What they had on us was we had not attempted to collect by sending certified mail, blah blah blah. We attempted to collect by regular mail. We had made copies of the letters and notarized them, so we had proof. Word to the wise, we attempt to collect now by certified, reciept requested. We still have that judgement for $6800. The homeowner defaulted, home went into foreclosure. Banks attorneys ask us to release the lien for $200. We told em to drink pond water. New owner bought it, told us he doesn’
t care if he ever gets a clean title. He paid cash and rents it. He said we could keep our lien as long as we like. No problem We are.