I’ve already missed the 4 month deadline that residential projects require, but I can still get it filed within the 8 months. Also, when I created the Lien yesterday and asked questions, I thought the only way the Leon could be stopped is if the owing party files a lawsuit. Today the phone person told me that I would need to file a lawsuit myself after a year if the lien is not paid, is that right? But if the house tries to sell before the lien expires, I will be able to collect my money upon closing? Or do we need to have the court involved either way? If I send a copy of the lien to the ower’s employment, will they be garnishing her check? Thanks.