Contractor hired us for work and now will not pay. Prior to filing preliminary notice he informed us that weeks prior to our initial hire and work on the job he had broken ties with Central Florida Home Design and the job was through him. Now that we have filed a prelim notice he is claiming that Central Florida Home Design is the contractor on the job and he is not responsible for paying us. Florida sunbiz site shows this mans name still listed on the business license as an active partner. Do we have to redo our prelim notice and who do we pursue going forward with intent to lien and ultimately a mechanics lien.