Thank you for the previous response. I do not see where the attorney made any missteps so far as far as timelines and notifications and all of that. I was hoping you could tell me, just based upon the facts that I gave you, if the lien was invalid, and if so, how I can demand that it be removed. I sent a letter by express mail to the attorney saying that since both were unlicensed that her client had broken the law and also that a lien for more than five hundred dollars cannot be foreclosed upon. She responded that she will not remove the lien. It will be costly to hire a lawyer, I'm sure. I was hoping you can tell me if she is in the wrong. Can I complain to the California State Bar? Can her client open himself to liability, criminal or otherwise? Obviously, I'll never collect on a judgement from him. Should I take him to Small Claims court to get a judgement and get the lien removed? I am in a hurry, because I am trying to sell the home, so I don't want to wait this out. Another question I have for you sir, I do appreciate you help (!), is specifically about this. I read that in California an unlicensed person cannot foreclose on a claim of more than five hundred dollars. I am not sure if and that how that applies here. It seems to me that if that is true then these people are harassing me. This is causing great stress and frustration. Lastly, if I do have to hire a lawyer, would you suggest where I would find the right one? Thanks again.