I was hired by my father, a contractor, to help frame a house. The homeowners hired a "consultant" to run the project which ended up with an incomplete set of engineered plans, that somehow made it through the planning department. It got to a point where the job slowed down waiting for clarification on engineering details, which essentially stopped the cash flow. We had two employees quit as the money had stopped coming in. Myself and another carpenter stayed to complete the project. Eventually the consultant complained that we were taking to long and hired another contractor to finish the job, we were about 75-80% complete by the time we were run off the job. That left around $25K remaining in the (verbal)contract, and I was owed just over $10k for wages unpaid. Do I have any recourse in this situation?