I hired a contractor and terminated him after about a week. The value of the work was $22,100, I paid $8600 deposit, the work is about 60% complete. I tried to pay what I owe, I offered $4,600, contractor wanted payment in full or he'd file a lien. A lien was filed for $11,500 (not payment in full), before the lien expiration date contractor filed for recovery in small claims court in the amount of $10,000. Can the judge consider my evidence regarding the amount of work that was completed or will the contractor receive full payment? I understand I live in a "Full Payment State"