We are a subcontractor on a project in which the owner is refusing to pay the prime contractor, therefore we are not getting paid. I filed a lien claim in March of this year. My understanding is that in order to collect on it, we have to hire an attorney to file a lawsuit within 8 months. The amount owed is $6428. This is a relatively small amount, but for a small company, it is a significant amount. However, the cost of hiring an attorney to file the suit probably makes filing the suit not worth it to collect that amount. Does the lien also allow for reimbursement of the attorney's fees? I'm just wondering how we should proceed with this. Thank you in advance for your help.