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As a subcontractor how do I file a lien against the contractor for non-payment?

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I'm a subcontractor in East Tennessee and I worked for a non-licensed general contracting company. I have a signed contract, I'm to be paid on Thursday after the job is complete. However, it's been nearly 30 days since payment was due. Despite repeated phone calls and emails the general contractor is playing games and refusing to pay me. I went down to the local courthouse and they said all I need to do is print off a mechanics lien form, fill it out, a sworn affidavit and notarized it. However, the only forms I found online are against the homeowner. The homeowner of this job is 80 years old and I don't think it's fair to put pressure on them they didn't do anything wrong. On top of everything, I have a broken hand. Despite this, I'm still trying to work and make a living and not sit at home on unemployment. I don't have the money and I just want to find the right form. Can someone please, out of the kindness of their heart help me!? Thank you and God bless!

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