I hired a contractor to remodel my master suite. The project was aprox 26k with an agreement to pay 50% up front and the balance upon completion. Halfway through the project the contractor asked if I would pay additional money based on work completed because his other customers were not paying him. Although not contractually obligated, I agreed and paid all but $3,300 because I was likely to become less of a priority if I paid more. BTW, this 3 month project turned into an 8 month project and all of the work has not been completed. He has sent a mechanics lien letter and I would like to know what recourse I have with an understanding that I don't intend to pay for his unfinished work that will have to be finished by another contractor. What should I do?